We certainly have no shortage of parks here in Irvine but Adventure Playground is one of the most unique because of its history and its design. Although the park was originally built in the 1970s, it recently closed for major renovations and reopened in December of 2015.
The park is built on almost 2 acres and the landscape includes grass, dirt/mud (yes, they have water pump stations so little ones can get muddy!), mulch and concrete. The entire park is enclosed but the slight elevation changes from the outer hill area to the lower central play area makes the park feel very open. Your kids can let their imaginations soar as they play with large tractors, trucks, relax in hammocks, make mud pies at the water pumps, climb giant play structures, use huge life size blocks to build forts, snack at the picnic tables, do arts and crafts and dig in the sandboxes. We’ve seen plenty of adults getting into the fun too by building forts using the giant block pieces from Snug Play USA!
If you’re looking for a different type of playground that encourages unstructured play, Adventure Playground is a great place to let your kids be kids. And just maybe even let your inner child come out to play too!
Address: Park in the parking lot at 4512 Sandburg Way
Hours: 10am to 6pm
Additional info: There are water areas that can get muddy so you might want to bring a change of clothes, shoes and towels. And don’t forget sunscreen, water and snacks! The park is staffed by a minimum of 2 people from 10am to 5pm. Restroom stalls are available within the park or there are restrooms in the community building located just outside the park.Read more