There are many wonderful parks in Mission Viejo, but Florence Joyner Olympiad Park is possibly the most beautiful. Maybe even the most beautiful in the area! Located at the corner of Alicia and Marguerite Parkways in Mission Viejo North, it is easy to get to.
It is a large park, almost like three parks in one. It features three separate sports fields, a covered picnic and BBQ area, and restrooms. There is a large playground, some of it in shade, with benches nearby. Then there is the garden with its walking trails. It is a beautiful, well-maintained garden, with several featured areas.
The park, sometimes known as Flo Jo Park, honors the Gold Medal Olympic athlete, Florence Griffith Joyner, who lived in the area. There is an impressive statue of her near the entrance to the park. Part of the garden pays tribute to the Olympics and other local Olympians. It is a must see park!