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Rimgate Park in Lake Forest

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

The one thing that we notice about the parks in Lake Forest is the large open space surrounding all their playgrounds. The city put a lot of thought into the locations of their parks allowing children lots of open space to run and play around after enjoying time on their different play structures. When my children first visited Rimgate Park in Lake Forest they were overwhelmed by the amount of grass and long twisty paths to ride their bikes. Rimgate Park has a nice tennis court, basketball court, large play structure and two tot lots. There are multiple exercise machines throughout the park, and one covered patio (must reserve with the city for a party). The only downside to this park is that the sand area was not as clean as we would have hoped in the two tot...

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Wilderness Themed Tamarisk Park in Lake Forest

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

Tamarisk Park in Lake Forest recently underwent a major renovation leaving a fun wilderness theme park for families to enjoy. The park is tucked away in the Lake Forest community and backs a beautiful nature trail. When we were on our way to Tamarisk Park, we made a quick stop at Peachwood Park before continuing our way up the road. When we arrived, we parked on the side of the main road and took the twisty staircase down to what would become our new favorite park in the area. It was clean, brand-new, and we seemed to have the entire park to ourselves (on a weekend too!) The park features a large parking lot (and plenty of street parking), a large field, baseball field and the playground. The playground is a fun wilderness theme complete with mushroom stairs, wood...

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Peachwood Park in Lake Forest

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

We didn’t expect to stop and play at Peachwood Park in Lake Forest, but while on our way to Tamarisk Park we noticed the park so we couldn’t resist stopping for a little playtime. The park is located off Peachwood Drive at the corner of Peachwood and Trabuco. It is very much a neighborhood park but is perfect for children who want a place to play without the crowds at the larger parks. The park has plenty of grass for children to run and play, multiple covered tables (perfect for birthday parties) and a cute play structure. The park is clean, and the play structure is farely new. There is a drinking fountain but no bathrooms at this park. There is lots of street parking along Peachwood Drive, and when your kids are done playing at this park, I...

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Pittsford Park in Lake Forest

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in Lake Forest, Parks | 2 comments

Lake Forest has some of the best parks in Orange County with Pittsford Park being one of our all-time favorites. There is plenty of parking, lots of grass, bike trails, and one of the biggest play structures around. The best part – it is rarely crowded! Parking is easily accessible from Pittsford street. Once your family has found a parking spot, your kids are never going to want to leave. There is grass forever and ever for your children to run and play. I recommend bringing your children’s bikes along for them to ride along the long twisty bike trails that curve throughout the grassy park. The playground! There is climbing galore for children to enjoy at this park. There is a large play structure, smaller play structure, two swing sets and tons of little climbers. My kids favorite...

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New Lake Forest Sports Park

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Featured, Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

The parks in Orange County just keep getting better, and the all-new Sports Park in Lake Forest is one of our new favorites. Located right across the street from Saddleback Church, the park features multiple sports fields, two playgrounds, hiking trail, an indoor basketball court, and more!! When we first arrived at the sports park, we had a little trouble locating the playground. We drove all the way around the park until discovering it at the back of the sports park next to a roundabout. When first arriving, follow the sign that says, “recreation center” to find the playgrounds. There is a small playground (not as busy) in-between two baseball fields. This smaller playground is geared towards younger children, but my older kids were still entertained by the play structure. There is a spinning lily pad that my kids...

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Baker Ranch Park in Lake Forest

Posted by on Oct 16, 2014 in Family, Featured, Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

Baker Ranch Park in Lake Forest is located off Bake and Dimension in the new Baker Ranch Development. My kids and I had never been to this park before, but I think after our visit this park will be on our list of top parks in the OC. This park made me want to be a kid again, as I raced across the play structure with my kids and down the slides. The park opened about 5 months ago so everything feels so fresh and new. There are two separate play areas. One rated for 2-5 year olds and the bigger equipment playground is rated for 5-12 year olds. The smaller playground has sand on one side, so make sure to bring those sand toys. The smaller playground has a small open slide, small ride on pony and some...

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Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Featured, Lake Forest, Parks, Skateparks | 0 comments

Did your kids get a new skateboard or rollerblades for Christmas? Mine sure did, and that has meant that they did not want to waste a second before trying out their new gear at the local skatepark. Over the holiday break, we have been exploring the different skateparks in South Orange County, and the Etnies Skatepark in Lake Forest is our #1 favorite! It is fully gated, and safety measures are enforced. All parents are required to fill-out a liability form before any child will be allowed to skate at the park. There is a cost of $5 per child to enter the facilities that help to keep it a very clean skatepark. Parents with older children can drop-off their children after paying the fee and turning in the liability form. There is very limited parking at the skatepark,...

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Foothill Ranch Community Park

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Lake Forest, Parks | 0 comments

After dropping off my older son for some lessons at the Lake Forest Skate Park, I took my two younger children to explore the Foothill Ranch Community Park in Lake Forest. What we found was one of the coolest parks that we have played at in a long time! Sports! This park is all about keeping kids active through sports. Throughout the park, there are tennis courts, volleyball courts and even roller hockey courts. There is a baseball field and soccer field that are utilized on weekends by local leagues. Bring your sports gear along with you for the ultimate sporting day at the park – or have a “sports themed” birthday party here for your kids! Playground Equipment! This park has an extensive play structure. There is a massive play structure for the older children, and a good-sized one...

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