6 Best Unique Playgrounds in Los Angeles & Orange County

While there are a lot of great playground in Los Angeles and Orange County, some stand out above the rest. These playgrounds are either really large, or they have unique play structures that aren’t typically seen in most other playgrounds. We think they’re unique enough to make a trip across town to visit once.

1. Shane’s Inspiration in Griffith Park

This is perhaps the largest playground in Los Angeles. Situated in Griffith Park, there are multiple playground structures of different kinds that expand a large area. What also makes this playground unique is that it is inclusive that allows all kids to access it. Some of the activities at Shane’s inspiration includes a zip line and multiple playground areas geared for different ages.

4800 Crystal Springs Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90027

2. Brookside Park in Pasadena

Photo via City of Pasadena

Located next to the Rose Bowl Stadium, Brookside Park pairs a playground with a water play area. The playground is decent size and is pirate-themed. Next to is a water fountain that runs down a small stream with sand in it, allowing kids to play in the sand and water and get a little messy.

360 N Arroyo Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91103

3. Pirate Park in Downey

This playground feels like a miniature theme park. It is pirate-themed, with highly detailed structures of a castle, a pirate ship, and a cave shaped like a skull. The entire playground is fenced in with one entrance and exit, making it easy to watch your kids.

16559 Bellflower Blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706

4. Huntington Beach Central Park West

Located in the middle of a big regional park, it has a long tunnel bridge suspended in the air, made of ropes. There’s also a web-like rope structure to climb up to it. There are also other “obstacle course” like play structures for children to climb through.

6741 Central Park Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92647

5. Adventure Playground in Yorba Linda

This playground has roped tunnel bridge suspended high in the air. There’s also a tall and fast tunnel slide from the top, along with a dual zip line. What makes this playground especially unique is that there’s also a splash pad that’s open during the summers, along with a water slide too. The entire playground is fenced in with just one entrance and exit.

4601 Casa Loma Ave
Yorba Linda, CA 92886

6. Adventure Playground in Irvine

This is another completely fenced in playground. There are giant Lego blocks scattered all through the park for children to build with. There’s also a regular playground and a pair of concrete slides. Additional activities include outdoor lawn games and even an arts and crafts activity.

1 Beech Tree Ln
Irvine, CA 92612

These are some of the most unique playground we’ve seen in Los Angeles and Orange County. They’re also the ones our kids keep asking to go back to. Hope you find one near you to visit with your little ones.

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