Travis Ranch Youth Park is typical of Yorba Linda playgrounds. You can drive along Yorba Linda Boulevard and only spot houses and retail. If you get just a tiny bit off the main strip, you’ll find a treasure trove of playgrounds and shaded parks. It’s just beautiful there! I always get that old California rancho feel.
Location: If you’re familiar with Yorba Linda, you’ve probably passed Travis Ranch School which fronts Yorba Linda Boulevard. Turn onto Via De Escuela and drive to the T-intersection. Turn left on Dominguez Ranch Road. The park (and parking) will be on your left. (Address: 21305 Via Del Parque, Yorba Linda) MAP TO TRAVIS RANCH PARK IN YORBA LINDA
- Two play structures – one for 2-5 year olds and one for 5-12 year olds.
- Triple racing slide and a fast tunnel slide! The tunnel slide was so fast it actually spooked my toddler the first time he tried it.
- Fun rock climbing wall with cool dinosaur fossil pattern underneath. My toddler was actually able to climb up this rock wall without help – usually they are too difficult for him.
- Plenty of play panels – including fun truck panels complete with windshields and steering wheels on the smaller structure.
- Two baby swings and two bench swings.
- No shade on the play structures – but large trees provide shade on the outskirts of the playgrounds.
- Really easy to see the kids and keep them within sight on the playground and field.
- Take a nature stroll along the perimeter of the field. We found lots of pine cones and even spotted a bunny.
- This playground is located next to sports fields – it could get busy during games.
- The larger play structure has an opening with a ladder in the center – something I always have to keep on eye on when my toddler is playing.
- No sand box.
- Dedicated parking lot.
- Bark play surface with a wide expanse of lawn for ball sports.
- Snack bar that appears to open up during youth sports.
- Picnic benches and planters to sit on right near the playground.
- Picnic tables with grills.
- Restrooms and a drinking fountain right near the swings.
- Official Yorba Linda parks website
Originally published in December 2010.