Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo lives up to its name with a view of Lake Mission Viejo and a small colorful playground.
OC playgrounds with shade covers – mostly in central and south Orange County. With recommendations on how to keep cool on hot days.
San Clemente Beach Trail runs parallel to the train tracks along San Clemente’s beaches. Maybe start at the North Beach swings with kids?
Brush Canyon Park in Yorba Linda provides safe viewing of freight trains in an idyllic neighborhood setting.
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.
Fullerton Sports Complex Playground is a great little oasis on a hot day with wooden play equipment completely covered with a shade cover.
Little Cottonwood Park in Los Alamitos is popular for birthday parties and family events. I call it the busiest little playground around.