Parks, Facilities and Permits


Most City parks and beaches close between 1:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m.

The open space near Alta Laguna Park closes at SUNSET.
It is part of OC Park's Aliso and Wood Canyons park which closes at sunset. 

Crescent Bay Point Park is closed between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m.  

The Dog Park is closed every Wednesday for maintenance. 

Public restrooms are open everyday from dawn to dusk.

Use of Parks and Permits

Recreational use of City parks is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The City does not reserve parks for parties, events or gatherings of any kind.

Permits are required for weddings and filming in parks and on beaches. Permits do not grant permission to reserve a public area. City parks and beaches are open to the public at all times.

List of Parks and Amenities

Public Parks
All City parks are open 5:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. unless otherwise noted.

Alta Laguna Park

Located at the north end of Alta Laguna Blvd., this hilltop park has a baseball field, six unlighted tennis courts, a half basketball court, walking trails picnic tables, and children's play equipment.
The area around Alta Laguna Park closes between sunset and sunrise.

Bluebird Park

Located on Cress Street between Temple Terrace and Bluebird Canyon Drive, this park has a fenced playground, half basketball court, barbecues and picnic tables.  There is also an unlighted tennis court located one block east on Bluebird Canyon Drive, on top of the water reservoir.

Heisler Park

Stretching along the bluffs on Cliff Drive from Aster Street to Diver's Cove, this oceanfront park has walking pathways, gardens, a marine refuge with tide pools, picnic tables, barbecues, lawn bowling greens.  Popular wedding sites at this park include a Gazebo and Monument Point.

Lang Park

Located on Wesley Drive off Coast Highway, this park has a grassy play field, children's play equipment, picnic tables, one unlighted tennis court and a half basketball court.

Main Beach Park

Located where Broadway intersects with Coast Highway, this beachfront park has sand volleyball courts, two half basketball courts, children's play equipment, benches, picnic tables and public showers.

Moulton Meadows Park

Located at Del Mar and Balboa Avenues, this hilltop park has a grassy play field, barbecue and picnic tables, two lighted tennis courts, two basketball courts, a parcourse and children's play equipment.

Riddle Field

Located at Cliff Drive and Hillcrest Drive behind Boat Canyon, this park has a baseball field, basketball court, and a children's playground.

Crescent Bay

This blufftop park has ocean and tide pool views, a grassy area and benches.

Dog Park

Located in Laguna Canyon, here dogs run free. At all other City parks and beaches dogs must be leashed.
The Dog Park closes between dusk and dawn and on Wednesdays.

Nita Carmen Park

Grassy park has benches and art sculpture

Oak Street Park
This view platform overlooks the ocean.

Pacific Way Park

This hillside park has a picnic table and bench.

Ruby Street Park

This blufftop park has ocean views.

Thalia Street Park

This view platform overlooks the ocean and a popular surfing beach.

Temple Hills View Park
This view park is located at 2501 Temple Hills.

Top of the World Park

This park tucked onto a hilltop near Top of the World Elementary School has canyon views, picnic benches and heritage trees.

Village Green Park

This park has picnic tables, barbecues, play equipment, tree house and a large grassy area.