Red Barn Park: Tierra Grande Park in San Clemente
It is not very often that we venture as far south as San Clemente for park fun until the recent opening of the Outlets at San Clemente. With three kids, we cannot resist the great deals and shopping without the crowds of the major malls with the beautiful Pacific Ocean as the backdrop. With the new outlet center being our new favorite OC shopping destination, we have had some time to explore the local parks in San Clemente with the Red Barn Park (Tierra Grande Park) being our favorite discovery yet.
The park has everything that families could want out of a park. There is a baseball field, basketball court, soccer field, bike path, picnic tables (covered), bathrooms, and plenty of parking.
My kids were not in the mood for playing at the park last week, but I knew that they needed to release some energy and be active. They were resisting going to the park the entire way to San Clemente until the minute that their eyes were set on Tierra Grande Park, and they screamed with excitement. It was the same kids that I couldn’t get to leave when it was time to head over to the outlet center to get some shopping done.
The kids couldn’t get enough of the “farm style” playground complete with plenty of places to climb and slide. The park also features a new addition to make local parks – a giant spinning wheel. They played endless hours of their favorite game (tag) on the structure until it was time to leave.
The park is worth the drive south and guaranteed to provide endless fun for your kids. Play for a couple of hours before getting some shopping done at the Outlets or bring lunch and make a day of it. The park is also perfect for birthday parties (but shhh!!! Don’t tell too many people).
Tierra Grande Park (Red Barn Park) is located at 399 Camino Tierra Grande in San Clemente.
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