Sycamore Canyon Park in Diamond Bar: Part Playground and Part Nature Hike

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Sycamore Canyon Park in Diamond Bar is about 10 miles up the 57 freeway from north Orange County. A sprawling accessible play structure takes you down into the gorgeous canyon from the upper parking lot where you can stay and play a while or continue along the path towards a trail that rewards your uphill and upstairs trek with spectacular views. Directions to Sycamore … [Read more...]

Courtney’s SandCastle Universal Playground in San Clemente

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Courtney's SandCastle Universal Playground in San Clemente is part of the Vista Hermosa Aquatics Center and Sports Park.  It's a beautiful play space where children of all abilities can play together.  Phase I is complete and fundraising is currently underway for Phase II which features a sensory garden including water features. Directions to Courtney's SandCastle: Take … [Read more...]

San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park

San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park

The San Clemente Aquatics Center and Vista Hermosa Sports Park helped us beat the heat.  I thought the sports park was going to be near Interstate 5, but it's actually off the freeway and up the hill towards the Talega development. You know the translation for Vista Hermosa, right? Beautiful view. Directions to Vista Hermosa Sports Park and Aquatics Center: Take … [Read more...]

Sand Free Parks in Orange County

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I had another post planned for this Friday, but I had a really nice request for Sand Free Parks in Orange County come into my inbox last night: "I am looking for parks that don't have bark chips or sand. I would prefer the rubber padded flooring. My granddaughter is autistic and due to the sensory issues that come along with that she would rather spend hours touching the … [Read more...]

Box Canyon Park in Yorba Linda: Accessible Playground for All Pirates and Knights

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Box Canyon Park in Yorba Linda was destroyed in the fires of 2008. It wowed me from the first time I drove by to check out the construction.  They definitely went above and beyond with the new play structures and surrounding area. I could see the ship's mast in the distance, and the flags on top of the castle towers. I couldn't wait for it to open.  It's Pirate Ship vs. … [Read more...]