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  • Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
  • 2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
4.0
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    4.5
  • Facilities
    4.0
  • Atmosphere
    3.5

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Approximately 10 miles east of downtown Anaheim in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon, Yorba Regional Park is an oasis of green in a city heavily blanketed in concrete. Among its four lakes and connecting streams, biking and jogging paths, equestrian trails, there are more than 400 picnic tables, barbecue grills and restrooms, making it the ideal place to take a family tuckered out by all the crowds at Disneyland. There's also a bicycle rental shop at the park (Wheel Fun Rentals), which rents out a variety of bikes, kayaks and pedal boats. Consider renting a bike if you want to ride the 20-mile-long Santa Ana River Trail, which eventually leads to the Pacific Ocean.

Recent visitors loved their time at Yorba Regional Park and strongly recommended travelers make time to stop by. Reviewers described the park as "quiet" and "family-friendly" and said it was the ideal spot for a picnic.

From fall through winter, the park is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; it stays open until 9 p.m. in the spring and summer. You don't have to pay to enter the park, but you will have to pay to park. It costs $3 per vehicle Monday through Friday and $5 on Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit the OC Parks website

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This east Anaheim park features picnic tables, playgrounds and natural wildlife like this bird.  fantasy prof / Flickr

Hop on the back of this stagecoach at Knott's Berry Farm, which has a Wild West theme. Courtesy Visit Anaheim

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