Aliso Viejo is a hidden gem in the southern part of Orange County. It houses many beautiful family-friendly parks that everyone can enjoy. There are family and pet-friendly recreational public parks that are host to many California native plants and trees. Next time you are visiting Aliso Viejo, or are planning on leaving your home to discover what truly this city is about, do your research and find a new park to enjoy.
Note that the Aliso Viejo Community Association (AVCA) manages all the parks in Aliso Viejo. It means that for your reservations, you need to contact AVCA and not the city. Also, reservations are only limited to Aliso Viejo residents.
Here are the best Aliso Viejo Parks:
Acorn Park Aliso Viejo
Acorn Park sits nearby a school. This makes it one of the favorite spots for the kids outside of school hours. You can still come here when the place isn’t too busy. It’s a sunken garden and offers ample spaces for kids to enjoy.
Aliso Viejo Community Park
Talk about one of the busiest parks in Aliso Viejo during sports events, and you’ve got Aliso Viejo Community Park. This space offers fenced areas for smaller children. There’s also access to the bike trail for everyone interested on a bright sunny day.
Argonaut Park is known for its wide open spaces. You might feel like it should have a spaceship theme, but no. It’s a regular playground that offers the same fun as any other common parks you know in Aliso Viejo.
Canyon View Park Aliso Viejo
If you’ve been to Aliso Wood Canyon, then you might be familiar with the Canyon View Park. This park is a hidden gem that offers access to the canyon. You can visit this place with your kids too as it provides a unique nature view, unlike other parks.
Grand Park sits right above Town Center. It’s almost walking distance to the library and used to be best for younger children. It was fenced all around, but the play equipment here are suited for those who can climb quickly.
Hummingbird Park is nestled at the corner of Aliso Creek Parkway and Laguna Canyon. You can’t see it from the street that’s why it’s considered a hidden gem not so tucked away.
Oak Park is best for those who wish to enjoy the shade and watch older kids play basketball. You can bring your younger kids here and let them enjoy playing on the playground as you sit nearby.
Ridgecrest Park Aliso Viejo
Ridgecrest Park in Aliso Viejo is one of the favorites of the locals. It’s always filled with kids and kids at heart. With its various facilities like tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness trail, people can’t seem to get enough of this park. You can even find gardens up above its playground.
Sheep Hills Park
You might notice how Sheep Hills Park has a little bit of an identity crisis. It sits in Laguna Hills, yes, but the Aliso Viejo Community manages it. Even if this is the case, it’s still a lovely place to go when you need your kids to enjoy the beauty of playing outside with other kids.
Springdale Park is also known as ‘Spiderweb Park.’ It offers incredible rope climbers that most kids can find interesting. It covers over the playground and the picnic area. You can also find a cement tunnel like that of Acorn Park.
Westridge Park Aliso Viejo playground
Westridge Park is one of the small neighborhood parks in Aliso Viejo. It has no restrooms, but the kids can enjoy the sandy surface in the playground. They can also take cover under the partial shade over the playground.
The Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center
The Aliso Viejo Aquatic Center sits in the neighborhood of Glenwood. It has a fenced playground that’s private. Only the residents can visit this place. The pool is open to everyone.
Below is the list of Aliso Viejo Parks without playgrounds:
- Aliso Canyon Community Park
- Brookline Park
- Creekside Park
- Crestview Park
- Foxborough Park
- Glenbrook Park
- Hillview Park
- Pinewood Park