I love a new park find, so I am excited to share this guest blog about Settlers Park in Irvine from local OC mom, Megan. Here is what she writes…
“I hesitate to even write this because I would like to keep this park as our little secret, but it’s too good not to share. I spend a lot of time at the park with my kids, and I can tell in just a few minutes if we’re at a good park, or one that is going to send my stress level through the roof.
Settlers Park, located at 35 Settlers Way in Irvine, is one that I’m always happy to stop at if we’re in the neighborhood, and it’s one of the first parks I suggest when making plans with friends.
Settlers Park has just about everything. They have two different sized play structures, as well as sand areas and a climbing wall. There is a large open grass area with a soccer goal, as well as basketball courts.
One of my very favorite things about this park is the bike trail that surrounds the playground, complete with mini street signs along the way. There are also several picnic tables, some in a covered pavilion.
The very best thing about this park is its size. Settlers Park isn’t very large, which means that when I’m there with my two children I can see them both, even if they’re not doing the same thing – which they never are of course.
One thing to keep in mind about this park, there isn’t a ton of shade on the playground, so in the middle of summer, it can get a bit warm, but that’s nothing we can’t solve with lots of water and some spray toys.”
35 Settlers Way
Megan is an OC mom to two little ones. You can read more from Megan on her personal blog,www.mamabubblog.com.