Serrano Creek Park in Lake Forest is a natural looking OC playground tucked away by horse stables near a tree-covered trail for exploring.
Santiago Park in Santa Ana is just down the bike path from the Discovery Science Center with a revitalized playground.
La Veta Park in Orange has an expansive sheltered picnic area and fun toddler play area with a wide grassy lawn for running around.
Peter Green Park in Huntington Beach is situated on a large pad of recycled rubber play surface. I has a colorful, wide-open feel.