Hidden Hills Park in Laguna Niguel is hidden from a busy street and perfect for getting some wiggles out between errands.
Brush Canyon Park in Yorba Linda provides safe viewing of freight trains in an idyllic neighborhood setting.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim. 6 playgrounds!
Costeau Park in Laguna Hills has a treehouse theme and gets shade most of the day. See photos of the playground with shade and swings.
Irvine Regional Park is an OC Parks regional park with playgrounds, the OC Zoo, Irvine Park Railroad, a lake, stable, surrey carts, & ponies.
Moon Park in Costa Mesa is near the Santa Ana River Trail with a 30 foot concrete moon. Most use the park as a start for bike rides.
Rimgate Park in Lake Forest has a basketball court and tennis court, as well as grassy areas for play with one shaded playground.