Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim. 6 playgrounds!
Riley Wilderness Park in Coto De Caza is a peaceful spot for wildlife viewing and family walks through the butterfly garden.
Caspers Wilderness Park Nature Center sits above the park and playground with amazing views of San Juan Creek, Bell Creek, and mountains.
Irvine Regional Park is an OC Parks regional park with playgrounds, the OC Zoo, Irvine Park Railroad, a lake, stable, surrey carts, & ponies.
Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a natural looking OC playground tucked away by horse stables near a tree-covered trail for exploring.
Nix Nature Center is the home base for Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on Laguna Canyon Road (Hwy 133) with easy hikes for families.
Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills is a kid-friendly hiking spot near Nohl Ranch Road with oak trees and wide dirt trails.