Parks

ALTISIMA

30082 Melinda Road

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

11.3 Acres

Altisima Park offers panoramic views of SAMLARC, most notably of the Saddleback Mountains. The park is ideal for hiking and sports teams along with a performance stage suitable for sports award ceremonies and other events. A junior-size Olympic pool is available for swimmers. With its suport fields, the park is frequently used by Little League baseball and AYSO soccer teams. Parking: 99 parking spaces with additional street parking on Melinda Road

AMENITIES

  • Jr. Olympic Pool with Wader Pool

  • Two Soccer Fields

  • Two Baseball Fields

  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts

  • Full Basketball Courts with Lights

  • Playground with Shade Structure

  • Tot Lot Geared for Ages 2 to 5

  • Fully Covered Picnic Area

  • Two Big Barbecues and Three Long Tables

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Five Barbecues

  • Nine Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

ARROYO VISTA

29661 Avenida de las Banderas

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

8.4 Acres

Located on the corner of Arroyo Vista and Banderas, this park is used by the surrounding neighborhoods, local school and community as well as Sports Leagues. In addition to its many amenities, Arroyo Vista Park provides an easy, winding concrete path for walkers and runners. Parking:  76 parking spaces with additional street parking on Avenida de las Banderas

AMENITIES

  • Jr. Olympic Pool with Wader Pool

  • Two Soccer Fields

  • Two Baseball Fields

  • Three Lighted Tennis Courts

  • Sand Volleyball Court

  • Playground geared at ages 5 to 12

  • Fully Covered Picnic Area

  • Two Big Barbecues and Three Long Tables

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Five Barbecues

  • Nine Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

CAÑADA VISTA

24328 Antonio Parkway

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

6 Acres

The Cañada Vista Park and sports fields are located off Antonio Parkway on the border of Rancho Santa Margarita and Las Flores. AYSO soccer and Little League baseball are frequent users of this park. Neighboring the park, the City of Rancho Santa Margarita offers a dog park and skate park.

Parking: 116 parking spaces 

AMENITIES

  • Two Soccer Fields

  • Two Baseball Fields

  • Open Picnic Area

  • Five Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

CENTRAL 

30842 La Miranda

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

8.5 Acres

Central Park is known as the recreational hub of the Rancho Santa Margarita community. This park includes special amenities such as the Grand Terrace and Amphitheater. In addition is a special soccer arena which was designed with a flexible soft mat. Central Park is close to the Rancho Santa Margarita Library and the Civic Center, which includes the Bell Tower Regional Community Center for shopping and eating.

Parking: 10 parking spaces with additional parking available on La Miranda, Buena Suerte and in the Civic Center parking lot

AMENITIES

  • Soccer Arena

  • Amphitheater

  • Grand Terrace

  • Two Playgrounds Geared at Ages 5 to 12

  • Two Tot Lots Geared at Ages 2 to 5

  • Children's Pentaweb

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Twelve Barbecues

  • Twelve Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

MONTE VISTA

21682 Buena Suerte

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

6.9 Acres

Monte Vista Park is located on Buena Suerte off Avenida de Las Flores with the closest pool in proximity to the SAMLARC Beach Club, making it a popular park during the summer. The park offers basketball courts, soccer fields and a playground, spread over the 6.9 acre park.

AMENITIES

  • Jr. Olympic Pool with Wader Pool

  • Two Soccer Fields

  • Two Tennis Courts

  • Full Basketball Court

  • Playground Geared at Ages 5 to 12

SOLANA

21601 Via Regressos

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

11.9 Acres

Solana Park is located off Melinda and Via Regressos. As one of SAMLARC's largest parks its provides an environment for the whole family. Residents can spend the day poolside, entertain young children while they use the playground and barbecue with neighbors. 

AMENITIES

  • Jr. Olympic Pool with Wader Pool

  • Two Soccer Fields

  • Two Baseball Fields

  • Half Basketball Court

  • Playgrounds Geared at Ages 5 to 12

  • Tot Lot Geared for Ages 2 to 5

  • Fully Covered Picnic Area with Two Barbecues and Three Long Tables

  • Two Open Picnic Areas with Nine Barbecues and Nine Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

TIJERAS CREEK

23082 Avenida Empresa

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

4 Acres

Tijeras Creek Park is located behind Tijeras Creek Elementary School and is one of SAMLARC's most widely used parks. Lighted fields allow athletes to play and practice at night. The park also offers shaded playground structures, views of the foothills and trails that wind down to Tijeras Creek Road.

AMENITIES

  • Soccer Fields

  • Three Baseball Fields

  • Playground with Shaded Structure Geared at Ages 5 to 12

  • Tot Lot with Shaded Structure Geared for Ages 2 to 5

  • Semi-Covered Covered Picnic Area with Three Tables

  • Open Picnic Area with Three Barbecues and Three Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

TRABUCO MESA

31504 Avenida de Las Flores

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

11.9 Acres

Trabuco Mesa Park is located next to Trabuco Mesa Elementary School found at the North end of Antonio Parkway. The park's wide open fields and abundant picnic areas make this a great park for picnic gatherings. The park offers soccer and baseball fields, lighted tennis courts as well as basketball courts and amphitheater. 

AMENITIES

  • Soccer Fields

  • Four Baseball Fields

  • Playground with Shaded Structure Geared at Ages 5 to 12

  • Tot Lot with Shaded Structure Geared for Ages 2 to 5

  • Semi-Covered Covered Picnic Area with Three Tables

  • Open Picnic Area with Three Barbecues and Three Picnic Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

CIELO VISTA

21921 Avenida de Los Fundadores

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

2.5 Acres

Cielo Vista is a good choice for an afternoon in the park with the kids. Located next to the Cielo Vista Elementary School, this park is a favorite of children from the surround area. The parking lot includes 22 parking spaces with additional parking on Avenida de los Fundadores. 

AMENITIES

  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts

  • Playground Geared for Ages 5 to 12

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Five Barbecues

  • Five Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

ESTRELLA VISTA

29883 Plushstone

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

2.1 Acres

Estrella Vista Park offers a quiet open area for children to play on a playground or open field with a beautiful view of Rancho Santa Margarita. The parking lot offers 99 parking spaces. 

AMENITIES

  • Open Field

  • Playground Geared for Ages 5 to 12

  • Tot Lot Geared for Ages 2 to 5

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Eight Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

MESA LINDA

29546 Via Ladera

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

2.1 Acres

Mesa Linda is tucked away in a cul-de-sac off of Antonio Parkway, serving as a quiet sanctuary to the local neighborhood. Take advantage of the many amenities this park has to offer including a covered picnic area, volleyball court, half basketball court and lighted tennis courts. 

AMENITIES

  • Two Lighted Tennis Courts

  • Half Basketball Court

  • Sand Volleyball Court

  • Playground Geared for Ages 5 to 12

  • Fully Covered Picnic Area

  • Two Big Barbecues and One Long Tables

  • Two Open Picnic Areas

  • Three Barbecues

  • Nine Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

VISTA VERDE

22576 Alma Aldea

Hours 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m

3.5 Acres

This park serves the local Little League baseball teams and Pop Warner football teams during their sports seasons. The parking lot includes 18 parking spaces with additional street parking available on El Prado and Los Alamos.

AMENITIES

  • Softball Field

  • Playground Geared for Ages 5 to 12

  • Picnic Area

  • Four Tables

  • Trash Can Locations

22342A Avenida Empresa, Suite 102A, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

(949) 709-0010

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