Located within Vista Hermosa Sports Park, this park was conceived for the unbound delight of all children. The high-backed swing seats that accommodate any wheelchair-bound kids are really the only clues to this charming park's universality. As you approach the entrance gates, a peppery smell fills the air from enormous hedges. A loud clanging may bring to mind a train pulling into the station, but it's just a child whacking a mallet on the resonant objects situated along a musical pathway in the Sensory Garden. The jungle gyms are two spectacular structures, a ship and a castle, on which sliding, hanging and zooming of all sorts can be done. An abundance of busy boxes and shady crannies can be explored before heading off to a stunning, all-hands-in tidepool, elevated a few feet for easy access. This amazing space was designed by Richard Fisher Associates of Santa Ana, who've been creating parks in Orange County for three decades.
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