Get Your Workout On! Local Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Parks with Outdoor Fitness Equipment

An article appeared in Atlantic Cities called "The Latest Scourge Afflicting Our Parks: Outdoor Yoga Classes." It sets up a scenario where private business is using public park space and not paying rent or fees for a facility. A good point, because sometimes the use of the park for classes affects the usability of the parks for the rest of the public.  However, there are some … [Read more...]

Christopher Park in Mission Viejo: Where the Palm Shades Play

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Christopher Park in Mission Viejo is a place a friend mentioned in passing.  Of course, I always file away parks I've never visited and we stopped at this nice spot for a quick play. Location: Christopher Park is in a neighborhood off Trabuco (between Alicia Parkway and Marguerite).  From Interstate 5, exit at Alicia Parkway and head towards the foothills.  Turn right on … [Read more...]

Alicia Park in Mission Viejo

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Alicia Park in Mission Viejo is best for younger kids.  There's a bench right by the playground and a nice covered picnic area for lunch. Location: From Interstate 5, exit at Alicia Parkway and head towards the foothills. You will drive up Alicia past Jeronimo and turn left onto Via Linda, then right into the parking lot.  Once you enter the parking lot, turn left to park … [Read more...]

Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo

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Vista Del Lago Park in Mission Viejo is aptly named with its view of the lake.  It looks like it's right on the busy Marguerite Parkway, but it's raised up on a hill to provide for the view. Location: From Interstate 5, exit at Alicia Parkway and head towards the foothills. You will drive up Alicia quite a ways.  Turn left at Lake Mission Viejo on Marguerite Parkway.  The … [Read more...]

Barcelona Park in Mission Viejo

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Barcelona Park in Mission Viejo is a nice, small neighborhood park perfect for toddlers. It has the biggest "Little Tykes" playground I've ever seen.  It's like they super-sized those backyard play sets. Location:  Exit I-5 at Alicia Parkway and travel towards the foothills.  At Muirlands, turn left (to get to Los Alisos Blvd.).  Turn right onto Los Alisos and continue … [Read more...]