OC playgrounds with shade covers – mostly in central and south Orange County. With recommendations on how to keep cool on hot days.
Yorba Regional Park in Anaheim is a forested paradise with fishing lakes. Feels like Yorba Linda, but actually in Anaheim. 6 playgrounds!
Rimgate Park in Lake Forest has a basketball court and tennis court, as well as grassy areas for play with one shaded playground.
Lake Forest Park playground isn’t much of a destination, but it’s the perfect place to use a starting point for a walk.
Fullerton Sports Complex Playground is a great little oasis on a hot day with wooden play equipment completely covered with a shade cover.
Springdale Park in Aliso Viejo is more commonly known as Spiderman Park or Spiderweb Park. Pairs perfectly with errands to Aliso Town Center.
Tustin Sports Park near Tustin Marketplace is one of the few in the area with a sun shade along Jamboree and near the Marketplace restaurants.
Alton Park in Foothill Ranch (Lake Forest) has lots of shade and trees, plus opportunities for pretend. It’s the perfect neighborhood park.