When most people consider parks and attractions to go to in Anaheim, there is only one place that comes to mind and that’s Disneyland. While Disneyland is an amazing family vacation destination, the truth is Anaheim has plenty more to offer to its visitors. The following are some of the best parks in Anaheim.
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951 S State College Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92804
Also known as Airplane Park, Boysen Park is home to one of the most unique park sights of all, a permanently grounded U.S. Navy Cougar jet airplane used in the Korean War which has been a park fixture since 1959.
This park spans over 24 acres in Southeast Anaheim and offers plenty of fun for the whole family. With lighted baseball, softball, and soccer fields you can enjoy some quality exercise between 5 am and 10:30 pm.
Being around for so long, Boysen Park is a fixture of the local community that has been well maintained over the years and is still an amazing place to get outside and enjoy the day.
Yorba Regional Park
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7600 E La Palma Ave, Anaheim, CA 92807
This mile wide park is located near the Santa Ana River on the north side of Anaheim Hills and has 140 acres of real estate for your enjoyment. Yorba Regional Park has been developed to provide an abundance of family and group picnicking facilities
Here you will find more than 400 picnic tables with permanent shade structures scattered far and wide. There are 4 lakes with connecting streams which allow for fishing and motor boat sailing. Also, there are bicycle trails that wind through the park and connect to the Santa Ana River Trail which leads over 20 miles to the Pacific Ocean.
The hours vary by season with the Fall/Winter hours being 7 am to 6 pm and the Spring/Summer hours being 7 am to 9 pm. There is a $3 parking fee per vehicle so keep that in mind, but it is more than worth it to enjoy this large and historic park.
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400 N Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
Opened in 1927 as Anaheim’s first “City Park,” this historic 19 acres was renamed in 1960 in honor of former Mayor Charles A. Pearson.
Pearson Park is home to a variety of outdoor activity facilities including a football/soccer arena, softball fields, tennis courts, swimming pool, and volleyball courts. On top of this you will find a beautiful pond with picnic tables, an amphitheater, and a stadium.
Whether you are in search of a place to practice your favorite sports, take your dog for a walk, or have a picnic with the family, Pearson Park provides options for everyone.
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400 N West St, Anaheim, CA 92801
Located just outside of downtown Anaheim, Founders’ Park is a celebration of the town’s heritage and allows you to step back in time and immerse yourself in the city’s history.
The park highlights two impressive historic homes dating back to 1857 and 1894 respectively, that have been a favorite school field trip destination for nearly 50 years. You can also enjoy shade from the heritage Moreton Bay Fig tree while exploring the park’s trails through its recreated 19th century landscape.
This is an amazing spot to visit if you’re in the mood to revisit some of the areas earliest beginnings and enjoy a quiet and well kept historical landmark.