O’Neill Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon is the perfect spot for hiking & camping. It doubles as campground + nature-rich playground area.
Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange feels very accessible to those who might be hesitant to explore the greater wilds of Orange County with kids. I would feel comfortable taking a …
Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a natural looking OC playground tucked away by horse stables near a tree-covered trail for exploring.
The Quail Hill Community Center playground in Irvine is near the Quail Hill Trailhead, as well as the Quail Hill Community Park.