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Village Green Park: Artistic Garden Gates Open to Play

Village Green Park: Artistic Garden Gates Open to Play

Village Green Park sits tucked into a neighborhood behind the NEApolitan Pizza on Pacific Coast Highway. It’s completely fenced and dog-friendly. I love all the history behind this park. Read all about it on the tree trunk plaque.

Location: Turn onto Catalina from Pacific Coast Highway. It’s just north of the Mission Hospital Laguna Beach which serves as a major landmark for me when I’m driving. MAP to Village Green Park in Laguna Beach

Recommended by: Stephanie

Highlights:

  • Ocean breezes and ocean view always put playgrounds at the top of my list. Sunsets must be amazing.
  • Restaurants close by – grab an expresso or a slice at NEApolitan Pizza and Birreria before visiting the park or get a take-out picnic. Papas Tacos is only a few more steps away to the south.
  • Love that the park is fenced off and you get the feel that you are in someone’s backyard. A true California feel with the varnished picnic tables and native plants.
  • One bench swing and one baby swing. Like the slide connecting upper and lower parts of playground.

Be Aware:

  • NO restrooms
  • Parking is very limited (but that’s true of most of Laguna Beach).
  • I wouldn’t let your kids go rolling around on the grass. Did I mention it’s popular with pets?
  • I thought the play structures weren’t ideal for littlest ones. Lots of unprotected drops and high steps. (But just bring sand toys and use the baby swing).

Checklist:

  • Parking on the street
  • Recycled rubber, bark, and sand play surfaces
  • NO restrooms
  • Shade in the picnic area, but you’re by the beach so it’s relatively cool
  • Ideal for viewing multiple kids. If you want to sit and watch – it’s definitely do-able here.
  • Picnic tables and grills available for barbecues.
  • Official City of Laguna Beach website for Village Green Park
  • Nearest public library: Orange County Public Library branches in Laguna Beach and Dana Point

Nearby Parks:

UPDATED 2016

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