There are more than 50 parks and areas of open space for Mission Viejo residents to enjoy. The city does a fine job of maintaining and updating them as the years go by. Recently, water-wise landscaping has been installed in many parks as well as in the common areas and street medians. I think it looks great!
Melinda Park is a large park, and a great place to have a picnic or party. Shaded picnic and BBQ area, large playground, playing fields, basketball court, lawns and shade trees. Beautifully landscaped. Homes near Melinda Park include Montiel Homes, Galicia North, Evergreen Lakeview, Palmia and homes in Canyon Crest.
Loyola Park Open Space
This open space area in the Barcelona Homes neighborhood is not as large as the Wilderness Glen Park, however it is just as wonderful. Young and old oak trees and native scrub in this little canyon. Beautiful.
A good sized park in the Eastbrook Tract. Large grassy fields, playground and swings, meandering walks and picnic benches.