Friday, January 23, 2009

Melinda Park

If you are ever cruising the 241 toll road in South Orange County, have I got a park for you! Its located in that short strip where Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita all bump into each other on Santa Margarita Pkwy and its the perfect place for your kids to jump out and stretch their legs. If you live in the area than run, don't walk to this little gem of a park. You want slides? Its got slides? You want swings? Oh yeah, its got swings. You want some weird contraption that can be best described as some kind of a stand up teeter totter. Well it has one of those too! Maybe I loved this park because the parents all kept a good eye on their kids so they didn't have a chance to become obnoxious monsters. Or maybe it was because it was oh so conveniently located off a main road but far away from traffic. Okay- its probably because it is the first place my son was ever asked by little boys to play with them and he actually played with them. Sure it was only for about 2 minutes and he really had no clue what he was doing but he tried! It took every ounce of my self control to not over to those two little boys, give them big hugs, and shout "bless you". If you don't know, Ben has severe sensory problems and rarely engages other young children so any time he does something social (playing next to kids but not with kids does NOT count) its a big deal to me. It gives me hope that he will be playing with all the other kids all the time one day. But enough of my touchy-feely moment, lets get to the details.  There are play structures for all age ranges, softball and soccer/football fields, and a half court basketball area. Check it out!

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For more information on this park check out Fun Orange County Parks!

6 comments:

Bre said...

Super Duper Park!!! and it looks so nice and sunny there....jealous! :oP

Jess said...

Ahh, yea for Ben playing!! Yeah, that's a funky, stand-up teeter totter I see in your pics. You guys have great parks, I'm jealous! And I'm jealous they aren't all covered with snow... :P

BoufMom9 said...

What an awesome park!
I know exactly what you mean about loving it when ben finally plays with anyone.....

The Eadle Family said...

Looks like a great park!

Michele said...

Wow. Now, that's a park. That's also a gorgeous shot of your family in the header!

Thank you for visiting my little blog on my big, bloggy day! :-)

Rajani said...

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