If you’re visiting Laguna Beach for a few days with children, and you’re looking for something to do other than the beach, we recommend taking a trip with the family to Bluebird Park. Most of the local children call it “Rocketship Park” because of the the 40 foot tall structure that greets you as you enter the park. Here’s what else you can expect.
It’s an immense fenced-in park, meaning that your children can’t run off into a dangerous street with cars driving by. At the center of the park, there are shaded picnic tables that view almost every part of the park from a central location. This means you can park yourself in one place as your children run around, while you can keep an eye on them. There are no dogs allowed, so you don’t have to worry about that either.
You’ll find a dedicated small fry scooter/trike path complete with bridges, tunnels and hills. You’ll also find small fry play area with baby swings and a baby 4-kid teeter-totter. For the bigger kids, there’s a play area with jungle gym dome, spinning & climbing equipment, and swings. The sidewalk around big kid park is great for scooters and bikes. There’s a slide hill with steps to two steep metal slides and one curvy fiberglass slide. As pictured above, there’s a gem-studded turtle sculpture for climbing and photo-ops. In addition to all that there’s a small half-basketball court, a picnic area with barbecues, and a wide expanse of grass for running and picnics.
To get to Bluebird Park from Pacific Coast Highway, turn away from the ocean on Cress Street which turns into Blue Bird Drive. Follow the street past a few stop signs and the park is on the right. The address is 798 Blue Bird Canyon Drive, Laguna Beach. We hope you’ll make it part of your Laguna Beach family vacation.