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Outdoor Recreation

O'Neill Regional Park

Situated in beautiful Trabuco and Live Oak Canyons. The park is heavily wooded with coast live oak and sycamore trees. Offers an overnight camping facility, playground, nature walks and has day/picnic use. The picnic area provides for single and group uses and contains picnic tables, barbecues, a large turf area, horseshoe pits and playground equipment.

30892 Trabuco Canyon Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park

A wilderness park with expansive Oak groves and many of Orange County's Heritage Trees. Barley, browsed by Mule Deer at morning light, is the last remnant of Wagon Wheel Canyon's ranching history.

Skate Park

Rancho Santa Margarita Skate Park is open to the public free of charge seven days a week from dawn to dusk. The park is unsupervised and there is no age limit.

Canada Vista Park
24328 Antonio Parkway
Rancho Santa Margarita

(949) 635-1800

Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Trabuco Canyon

Biannual "Family Nature Workshops" on Saturdays are offered free for families who come to Starr Ranch to participate in workshops that include a sampling of their ecology programs, nature walks, and programs by guest biologists. During week-end "Wildlife Research Camps" families have fun together doing outdoor research with our biologists during day and evening programs.

Check their website for other ongoing acitivities such as nature walks, Junior Biologists programs, ongoing research programs for volunteers, and workshops.

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Family Fun

Spa Gregorie's for Families - Rancho Santa Margarita

Spa Gregorie's Rancho Santa Margarita introduces new and exciting spa programs and activities for the whole family to enjoy - kids too! Activities include Mother and Toddler Yoga, Baby's First Hair Cut and a Mother and Daughter Spa Experience

22342 El Paseo
Rancho Santa Margarita

(949) 858-9455

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Golf Courses in Rancho Santa Margarita

Tijeras Creek Golf Club

Located in south Orange County, just minutes from the John Wayne Airport, the Ted Robinson-designed Tijeras Creek Golf Club is the tale of two nines. The distinctive course layout at Tijeras Creek opens with a demanding front nine that is highlighted with shimmering water features, while the back nine holes are legendary for the breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring elevation changes. Tijeras Creek's reputation as a premier event location has earned host site privileges for many prestigious events including the Women's Pac-10 Championships and the Men's and Women's Big West Championships. In addition, Tijeras Creek Golf Club is one of only four daily fee courses have hosted the Southern California Amateur Championship. Tijeras Creek Golf Club is professionally managed by OB Sports Golf Management.

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