Our group managed to finally get to Coast Keepers last week. This park is small, and has been around for years but I was never able to find where to park. There’s a small ‘driveway’ leading to a dirt road that looks like something only construction trucks should use. I’m happy to report, after speaking to one of the volunteers on our trip, that they received a wonderful donation and are working on putting in a real drive way which would make this a much easier location to find! Until then you can use the map found on their webpage to help you find where to go! I highly recommend coming to this hidden jewel. Parking is free and donations are accepted.
Coastkeeper Garden is located behind Santiago Canyon College in Orange. The entire area is run by volunteers that rely on donations and grant money to keep the garden open. The area is only 2.5 acres and is divided up into six distinct garden areas and six native California habitats. The picture above is from their Spanish Revival garden area. The gardens were beautiful and if the kids were a little older, the habitat areas would have been very educational. As it was, we avoided the cactus habitat due to so many toddlers and bee lined our way to the natural play area.
I have to admit, I didn’t really take that many photos this trip! The kids had so much fun playing that I found a comfortable spot to just sit and watch Megatron wander while Little Miss and Green Bubbles zoomed through tunnels, over stump paths and footbridges, hills and trees for climbing up and down, and rolling logs across the paths. The kids had a lot of fun and I enjoyed sitting and talking with friends. We will definitely be coming back here again!
While we were there, KTLA was doing a news broadcast about water conservation. They had just finished by the time we arrived so we are not in any of their videos, but the broadcast will give you some great information about this location!
What have you been up to lately? Leave me a comment telling me what adventures you’re family has been on!