“Michele is the most trusted nature play spokesperson in Orange County. Her knowledge of nature play and outdoor education are from her own personal experiences and the research she has performed to fully understand the concept, its benefits, and serve as a true promoter of this movement. Being featured on Fun Orange County Parks has been an honor, and is one of the main drivers of visitors to the Coastkeeper Garden.” – Pamela Crouch, Director of Communications & Marketing, Orange County Coastkeeper
FunOrangeCountyParks.com is cause-driven, rather than profit-driven.
My mission? Empower families to prioritize nature and play time.
Traffic & Stats
Monthly Pageviews = 77,840 (July 2013)
Monthly Unique Visitors = 32,204 (July 2013)
Play Trips Newsletter Subscribers = 1068
Facebook = 2100+
Twitter = 3350+
FunOrangeCountyParks.com is geared towards:
- nature lovers
- adventure seekers
- Southern California residents
- intentional travelers
Topics discussed are:
- play outdoors
- Orange County
- family travel
- simple creative play
- vacation spots, hotels and restaurants
- books and music
- summer camps
- DIY gardening, cooking and nature crafts
I reward local bloggers, organizations, and businesses who are Play Worthy. I handpick the recipients who meet my mission and list them in my Play Worthy Directory — with potential features or mentions in a blog post or Play Trips newsletter. Limited spots are available each month and standards are high. Please email me at email@example.com with your story. Use “Play Worthy” in your subject line.
Are you Play Worthy?
For Bloggers. Do you have a particular post that just resonates with getting families outdoors? Point it out to me!
For Nonprofits. What do you do that no one else in OC does? How are you serving your community in ways that inspire play? Let me know about your organization or a special volunteer that embodies your organizational goals. I want to hear about it!
For Businesses. Do you have a product that makes it easier for families to get outdoors? Are you located in Orange County? Do you have a small family business that works hard for your community? Do you promote the outdoors, play, family adventures, family travel, family meals together, healthful eating, environmental stewardship — or something else along those lines? I want to hear about it!
Show Your Support & Sponsorship
Remember, this is not a profit-driven project, but any profit – however small – will help me advance my cause. If you receive a positive response or just want to show your gratitude — PayPal thank you’s are always appreciated, but NEVER required. A PayPal button has been provided in $25, $50, and $100 increments for your convenience.
Special Note: Selections are at the discretion of FunOrangeCountyParks.com. When looking for Play Worthy places, I seek out businesses with similar values, aesthetics, and audience. Sponsored links to websites are “nofollow.” I avoid businesses that:
- use guest post or comment spam.
- do not match my mission as an advocate for simple outdoor nature play and travel,
- promote video games, videos/movies, other screen media or electronic babysitters,
- are not family-friendly,
- or sell/advertise products or services that do not match my blog’s readership.