Laguna Niguel is a wonderful place for families, with its bounty of parks and open spaces, stunning views and proximity to excellent schools and employment centers.
Along with these, the city offers plenty of recreational activities for residents of all ages, enhancing the quality of life even more.
Here are some of the things you and the entire family can do in Laguna Niguel:
Go Biking and Hiking at the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
The 3,900-acre park is a designated wildlife sanctuary and is home to a wide variety of animals, including rare and endangered species. It’s covered by age-old oaks, sycamores, and elderberry trees, and features two perennial streams.
Meandering through this lush preserve are more than 30 miles of official trails with terrains that range from easy to difficult. Most trails may also be used for biking and riding.
In addition to the trails, the park also provides a picnic area and a scenic overlook. Dogs are permitted here.
Go Fishing at Laguna Niguel Lake
Found within Laguna Niguel Regional Park, the 44-acre lake is regularly stocked with fish and is open year-round to anglers of all ages. Bass and catfish are available throughout the year, while trout is added only in winter. Bait and boat rentals are available at the park.
In addition to the lake, the 227-acre park features picnic areas, hiking trails, an amphitheater, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and more.
Plant a Tree at the Niguel Botanical Preserve
The 18.2 acre Niguel Botanical Preserve originated as a community vegetable garden in 1981. Today, it displays garden-worthy, drought tolerant plants from various places around the world with climates similar to Southern California’s. Residents and visitors are free to enjoy this tranquil botanical garden with its 34 miles of walking trails and are encouraged to participate in its development.
Found at the Crown Valley Community Park, the preserve hosts various events promoting environmental preservation and nature appreciation. One of these is the Fall Planting Event, in which the community participates in planting bulbs, plants, and trees before winter sets in. The Preserve also organizes annual Earth Day celebrations.
Get Into Extreme Sports at The Laguna Niguel Skateboard and Soccer Park
The 20,000 square foot skateboard park features several skate areas to cater to all skill levels, including beginners and intermediate or advanced skaters. Special sessions are set aside for BMX and Dirt Jump/Park Specific bikes.
A synthetic grass soccer field is also available at the park.
Cool Off at the Crown Valley Community Park Pool
Located at the heart of scenic Crown Valley Community Park, the pool is open to residents of all ages for a nominal fee. The pool has a depth of 3 feet to 14 feet, and a length of 34 yards. It is heated to an average of 81 degrees.
In addition to the swimming pool, the community aquatic center includes a Fitness, Instructional and Training Pool, offering year-round training programs for all ages. A ten person spa is also available near the main pool.