Clarington Park is in a Laguna Hills neighborhood situated in the triangle formed by Alicia Parkway, Paseo de Valencia and Los Alisos. It’s a tranquil oasis with large trees for shade and very manageable play area – even with multiple kids. My favorite time to go is in the late afternoon and evening. It’s also a great diversion when you need outdoor time after a trip to the nearby Laguna Hills Mall. (Updated from July 2008 with new slideshow).
Location:From Alicia Parkway take Hon to Georgia Sue. Take a left to get to the playground. From Paseo de Valencia turn onto Kennington and follow either Clarington or Ashland around to the play area. MAP to Clarington Park in Laguna Hills
- Teeter totter and two-handle manual zip track
- Lots of shade in the late afternoon when other play places might be sweltering
- Relaxing park for caregivers of multiple kids – you can sit in one place and watch them all
- Plenty of swings (4 bench, 2 baby) – plus small triceratops and ride-on horse
- Nice grassy area and access to walking trail
- NO bathrooms!
- Some of the swings sit particularly high off the ground
- Grassy area often used for dogs
- Parking on the street surrounding the park
- Play surface: recycled rubber tires and sand
- NO bathrooms or drinking fountains
- Picnic tables and benches to watch kids
- Access to Juan Avila Trail from the park