Turtle Rock Community Park houses the Turtle Rock Nature Center, as well as an outdoor playground and natural park area for picnics.
Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach is way up in the hills above the beach and has a wilderness feel to it.
Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo is outside the Norman P. Murray Community Center. It’s perfect for family walks near an awesome playground.
Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Central Park provides nature trails along with an interpretive center in the heart of Huntington Beach.
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.