Portola Springs Community Park in Irvine is notable for its nature theme achieved by an artificial turf play surface and woodland animals.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim. 6 playgrounds!
Irvine Regional Park is an OC Parks regional park with playgrounds, the OC Zoo, Irvine Park Railroad, a lake, stable, surrey carts, & ponies.
Plaza Park in Irvine is bound to become known as “Tractor Park” or “Asparagus Park.” It has an agricultural theme with a neighborhood feel.
Northwood Community Park in Irvine is also known as Castle Park. I think of it as a fortress fit for knights and princesses.
Cedar Grove Park in Tustin has a nature-themed playground and adult fitness equipment, plus it’s fun for pretend play or sports activities.
Vista Del Verde Park in Yorba Linda has a nicely spread out array of play structures for kids of all ages, plus a long zip line & big lawn.
Seabridge Park in Huntington Harbour has a pirate playground & secluded beach at the tip of the harbor — known as Mother’s Beach.
Los Olivos Community Park near Irvine Spectrum is near the site of the old Irvine Meadows Amphitheater off of Irvine Center Drive.