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Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness Trail

Posted by on Feb 10, 2016 in Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  Since I have the morning carpool and drive a suburban full of boys to Mission Viejo every morning, I have been exploring more of the trails and parks in the area after drop-off. After a late wake-up, and being worried about one kid being away a camp, I wanted to go for a walk where is was calm, peaceful, and surrounded by nature, so I explored the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness Trail. It is one of my favorite trails to explore right after a rain. There is always trickling water that your kids get to jump into to cool down while on the hike. The trail is located right next to the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course. There is a small parking lot that holds about 5-6 cars, and then there is overflow parking available at the golf course. The...

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Wilderness Glen Park Nature Trail in Mission Viejo

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  Mission Viejo has some of the most beautiful trails in Orange County. After spending an entire morning in meetings, I needed to relieve some stress before picking the kids up from school, so I went for a beautiful nature walk at the Wilderness Glen Park nature trail in Mission Viejo. I parked at the beginning of the trail at the corner of Los Alisos and Vista del Lago, where there is plenty of parking in the neighborhood. Once I got out of my car, I began my walk. It was like I stepped into another world while walking on this trail that is rich with nature while just being a short distance from houses and roads. Part of the trail was paved which quickly turned into a bark-covered path. There were so many twists and turns to the...

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Pavion Park in Mission Viejo

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  I had been hearing a lot of buzz over this local park in Mission Viejo. My husband and I decided to check it out with our toddler. When we pulled up there was plenty of street parking and it was shaded by the trees along the street. We got out of the car and from the minute we set foot on the playground my toddler was in heaven! The colorful cushioned rubber ground was really nice. It was decorated in a floral motif and had vivid colors all around. I liked this because sand is usually very messy and gets all over the place. If your child loves sand, have no fear they incorporated a little sand area with some fun sand scoopers built right in. There is so much to see at this park. One of the...

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Barcelona Park in Mission Viejo

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  My kids have spent countless hours playing at this park that neighbors their elementary school. I still can’t believe that I haven’t shared the details about all the fun for children to have at Barcelona Park in Mission Viejo. The park is small but special and has everything your kids need for a day full of fun – especially for little ones who like lots of open space to run around. There are two play structures featuring one for older children and one for toddlers, and both are surrounded with lots of sand. Around the play structures are plenty of benches and picnic benches for parents who want to bring a picnic lunch along to the park. There are also lots of trees providing plenty of shade, especially on those hot Summer afternoons. With the park neighboring a...

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Melinda Park in Mission Viejo

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in Featured, Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  Melinda Park is one of the better neighborhood parks I have been to. It is located at the corner of Santa Margarita Parkway and Melinda Road in the city of Mission Viejo. This park is located on over 8 acres and features tons of benches and paved walkways throughout the park. Park hours are from 7:00am – 11:00pm daily and has ample lighting for when the sun goes down. Melinda Park also offers restrooms, which are located next to the basketball court. Be sure that if you have little ones, to visit the restrooms prior to making your way over to the playgrounds. PARK FEATURES: Softball Field Soccer/Football Field Basketball Court Playground (2-5 yrs) Playground (5-12 yrs) Swings (both toddler & kids) AMENITIES: 6 Picnic tables 2 BBQ’s Restrooms The park offers two play areas, one for children...

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Oso Viejo Community Park in Mission Viejo

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  Oso Viejo Community Park
 is a true gem in  Mission Viejo.  It boasts tons of space, a great playground, and is adjacent to the miles of scenic trails on Oso Creek Trail. Oso Viejo Park is centrally located adjacent to the Norman P Murray Community and Senior Center and Fred Newhart Middle School. The address is 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo. Highlights 52.14 Acres Features: 2 Lighted Softball Fields 3 Lighted Soccer/Football Fields 2 Softball Fields 3 Soccer/Football Fields Playground (2-5 yrs) Playground (5-12 yrs) Horseshoe Pit Amenities: Restrooms 6 Picnic Tables 4 BBQ Pits Enjoying Your Visit There is plenty of space for sports at this park, or just to let your litter ones run wild. And speaking of wild, Oso Viejo Park is home to the wildest pair of slides I have ever laid eyes on! It...

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