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Rush Park Near Los Alamitos (Rossmoor)

Rush Park Near Los Alamitos (Rossmoor)

Rush Park near Los Alamitos in the Community of Rossmoor feels like olden days Americana and families playing softball on lazy weekends. It’s also the only one of parks in the area I’ve had the pleasure to visit.

We first stopped at this park on the way back to Orange County from the Aquarium of the Pacific in February 2008 and I’ve been back many times since!

It’s easy an easy on/off the freeway and just a gorgeous setting.

The park is idyllic with emerald green lawns spotted with many shade trees and even a fitness course.

On our first visit in February, we found the playground in a swimming pool of water from rain (see photos at end of post). On our second visit in July, we were treated to nice shade on a sunny day. 

Recommended by: Susie

How to Get to Rush Park near Los Alamitos: Take the Seal Beach Blvd. exit off the 405 Freeway. Drive east toward the mountains. Turn left on Rossmoor Center Way which looks like a driveway into the shopping center. Continue past the shops into the neighborhood. Bear a bit to the right and drive onto Mainway Drive. The parking lot is off of Blume Drive. [Address: 3021 Blume Drive, Rossmoor.] MAP to Rush Park near Los Alamitos (in Rossmoor)


  • Ship-themed structure for imaginative play with two playground structures
  • The taller structure has one end with a steep slide and climbing ladders to reach it AND a smaller end for toddlers who can’t climb higher unless they attempt a horizontal climb
  • Lots of opportunities to pretend to play pirate with cannons and ship steering wheels
  • Shade cover over picnic area right near park
  • Fish-shaped climber and bigger slides for bigger kids
  • Nestled in a quiet neighborhood
  • Playground surrounded by cute tiled walls – painted by children
  • Fitness course that winds along the pathways
  • Great “halfway-point” park to meet up with LA friends
  • It’s also near tons of restaurants and a Target on Seal Beach Blvd (In-N-Out, Rubio’s, Jersey Mike’s, Islands — and, of course, Starbuck’s and Peet’s Coffee)
  • The local OCPL library branch (Los Alamitos-Rossmoor) is also almost within walking distance of the park
  • 2 bench swings, 2 baby swings

Be Aware:

  • Sometimes in the morning, dirt is muddy/wet by the playground
  • The playground floods after HEAVY rain (most probably do)
  • There are some steep drops on the taller equipment and little ones will need supervision for attempts to climb
  • It can be busy with community events and sports


Parks Nearby Rush Park:

Photo archive of the OLD play equipment and flooding after rain at Rush Park

Originally published in July 2009.


Sunday 29th of December 2013

Rush Park is currently under construction. I tried to meet a friend there this week for a play date but it was fenced off :( However, it looks like it will be amazing with new structures, including an updated pirate ship. So cool! The Rossmoor website says it will be reopened Jan. 6, 2014.

Guest Post: Rush Park in Los Alamitos | Just Spotted

Sunday 18th of April 2010

[...] Rush Park is a great place to meet friends from Long Beach or LA. It’s right off the I-405 at Seal Beach Boulevard with plenty of restaurants and shopping nearby. It’s set in an idyllic neighborhood with big lawns and a manageable playground partially-encircled by a small wall. See the slideshow and more OC playgrounds and play ideas at Fun Orange County Parks. ___________________________________________________________ [...]


Friday 18th of December 2009

This is my favorite park to take my son to. :0) Our favorite shopping center is nearby, so I often meet up with beautiful friends and we walk on over after grabbing some coffee at Peet's, and browsing our favorite children's boutique Rascals to Rebels. It's a lovely little park, set in a beautiful neighborhood. We love it! <3

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