Citrus Ranch Park in Tustin

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I have had this park on my list to blog about since we visited last April and I don’t know why it has taken me so long to get the post up! Before I start my post about  Citrus Ranch Park in Tustin I wanted to remind you the Urban Kids Consignment Sale runs today through Sunday in Los Alamitos!  I went last night to the presale & it was awesome!  Tons of baby/kid stuff at super reasonable prices.  For $26 I scored a Little People riding toy & Stride Rite tennies {in great shape} for Morgan and a DARLING Hanna Andersson cardigan & the cutest hot pink rain jacket for Emma!  Click HERE for hours & info.

Now onto the park!

Citrus Ranch Park is a lovely new OC park and playground that just opened this past February.  It’s located on the corner of Jamboree and Portola Pkwy (past Tustin Marketplace if coming from the 5 fwy.)

You can click here to visit the fabulous Citrus Ranch feature on Fun Orange County Parks and get lots of great scoop, a map and info on this particular playground!  LOVE her site. The absolute best resource for Orange County parks and playgrounds!

We loved this  park!  First off, with having a site named Tiny Oranges, I have a soft spot in my heart for a park/playground with a CITRUS theme!  And what a cute theme it is!  Adorned with vintage California-type pictures, this park celebrates the “orange” in Orange County.

I also love new parks.  Everything feels so fresh and clean.  But maybe it’s those lemon image above that are also conjuring up images of the word “fresh” too!

There was great equipment for all ages, and my daughter loved “entering” the park over this big lemon-lined bridge.

I am also a big fan of the squishy material vs. sand at playgrounds. I love being able to let Morgan toddle around on it without tripping in the sand. Or eating it.

One warning, as with lots of new parks, there were no real shaded areas or grown trees to keep you cool, so this park probably has the tendency to get hot on warm days.

Up top there were lots of picnic tables & a clean restroom.  Clean potties = essential!

So, put this park on your “must visit” if you haven’t been already.  I know you and your kids will love it! Have a great weekend everyone! See you back on Monday!

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{Disclosure: Urban Kids Consignment is a Tiny Oranges Sponsor}

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Our family visited the new Coastal Peak Park in Newport Coast a few weeks back and it is sure to become one of our new favorites!

Located at the corner of East Coastal Peak and Ridge Park Road, this park has pretty much all the amenities you look for in a park and playground.

The equipment was new (= clean!) and had lots of fun and different activities for little ones.  A huge rock to climb (however this one requires supervision for little kids), rope structures, spinning chairs, walking spheres and a little separate sand box for sand play.  I like it when parks have the equipment on that nice squishy material, and keep the sand separate.

Surrounding the playground is a huge grassy lawn, basketball court, baseball diamond and batting cages.  Nice tables for picnicking were covered by an overhang.   Across the street from the park appeared to be lovely, scenic dirt trail – perfect for a little exercise with your jogger or a spin on your bike. 

The restrooms were also clean.   A necessity in my book when visiting a park!  However, no soap, so remember your antibacterial hand cleanser and baby wipes!

Coastal Peak Park
East Coastal Peak & Ridge Park Road, Newport Coast

CLICK HERE for map and directions on Fun Orange County Parks

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