Parks in North Orange County

Carbon Canyon Regional Park         (714) 973-3160
Horseshoe pits, lake with two fishing piers, plus a ten-acre grove of Coastal Redwoods. Parking: $3-5. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea.
Craig Regional Park       (714) 973-3180
Handicapped-accessible playground, horseshoe pits, and a lake for model sail boating (electrical only). Parking: $3-5. 3300 North State College Blvd., Fullerton.
Huntington Beach Central Park         (714) 536-5486
Disc-golf course, fishing, equestrian center, public library and the Shipley Nature Center. Goldenwest St. and Talbert Ave.
Irvine Regional Park          (714) 973-6835
Features the Orange County Zoo, train rides, equestrian center and pony rides, nature center, and paddle boat and tandem bike rentals. Parking: $3-5. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange.
Mason Regional Park          (949) 923-2220
Model sail boating, horseshoe pits, a physical fitness vita course, amphitheater and a nine-acre lake, plus a butterfly habitat. Parking: $3-5. 18712 University Drive, Irvine.
Mile Square Regional Park          (714) 973-6600
Archery range and two fishing lakes. Parking: $3-5. 16801 Euclid St., Fountain Valley.
Orange County Great Park           (949) 724-6247
Great Park Balloon and carousel rides, art gallery, special events, kids’ and family programs, movie nights, and a farmers market. Plus, a 2,600-foot Walkable Historical Timeline, Kids Rock Playground with tunnels and misters, reflecting ponds, and Farm + Food Lab. Park entrance, Sand Canyon and Marine Way, Irvine.
Ralph B. Clark Regional Park and Interpretive Center           (714) 973-3170
Horseshoe pits, a stocked lake for fishing and a lake for model sail boating, plus a paleontology museum. Free Family Fossil Day features a three-hour journey through fossil history conducted by the park’s on-site paleontologist (May 5 and September 8). Parking: $3-5. 8800 Rosecrans Ave., Buena Park.
Santiago Regional Park       (714) 973-6620
Amphitheater, horseshoe pits and interpretive center plus orange groves. Parking: $3-5. 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange.
Talbert Regional Park         (949) 923-2250
The trail system allows linkage to other parks up and down a stream along the Santa Ana River. 1298 Victoria Ave., Costa Mesa.
Tri-City Regional Park         (714) 973-3180
Fishing and model sail boating (no motors). Parking: $3. 2301 Kraemer Blvd., Placentia.