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Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo

Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo

Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo is aptly named with its view of the lake.  It looks like it’s right on the busy Marguerite Parkway, but it’s raised up on a hill to provide for the view.

Location: From Interstate 5, exit at Alicia Parkway and head towards the foothills. You will drive up Alicia quite a ways.  Turn left at Lake Mission Viejo on Marguerite Parkway.  The shops near the lake will be on your right and Vista Del Lago is right across Marguerite on your left.  (Address: 27642 Vista Del Lago, Mission Viejo) MAP TO VISTA DEL LAGO PARK IN MISSION VIEJO

Highlights:

  • Beautiful view of the lake and Saddleback Peak
  • Playground is colorful and the sand is white and fine
  • A really nice structure with benches placed around the play area
  • Pedestals to navigate and a sit-and-spin type spinner
  • A tunnel slide and twisty slide
  • Big grass area for running
  • Lots of opportunities for climbing
  • Monkey bars that look like wheels with spokes. They spin as you go across – providing a little extra challenge.
  • The park is surrounded by flowering bushes and trees
  • 2 bench swings, 2 baby swings

Be Aware:

  • Street noise from traffic on Marguerite
  • NO restrooms
  • Could be hot in afternoon, but the shade creeps over the park as the day progresses into evening
  • Parking is a little weird here. Vista Del Lago seemed too busy for parking on the street. There are many neighborhoods behind the park with a path at the end of their cul-de-sacs connecting to the park below.  Or I wonder if it’s okay to park across the street at the shops?  (If anybody goes to this park frequently, leave me your parking trick in the comments section.)

Checklist:

  • Parking on the street (see notes under Be Aware)
  • Play surface: Sand and recycled rubber
  • NO restrooms
  • Drinking fountain
  • Half court basketball that gets afternoon shade
  • Baseball/softball diamond and big grass area
  • Official City of Mission Viejo website
  • Nearest public libraries:  Mission Viejo or Foothill Ranch or Rancho Santa Margarita (none are very close to this park)

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*Added to KaBOOM.org as part of their 2011 Park-A-Day Challenge

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Stan Lee

Saturday 30th of January 2016

I had a great time in here today. almost things are good.. BUT This page mentioned there is drinking fountain. Today i visited this place but there is no drinking fountain so i was in a hopeless situation.

It need to be fixed.

Thank you

Elizabeth

Wednesday 17th of August 2011

We usually only go to this park as a bribe for being good while I walk the 3.1 mile lake loop. We park between wells Fargo and chase across the street. As long as you're not too close to either bank you're ok. I had a security guard ask me not to park by wells Fargo once but that was out of literally a hundred times parking there. Fun park! My son loved to "play drums" on those circle things. Now we dig sit and dig while I push my daughter in the swing. Middle of the day this park can be scorching!!!!