Costa Mesa Bark Park
The Costa Mesa Bark Park is a 2-acre fenced park where dogs can legally play and run leash-free. It is the only area in Costa Mesa where dogs are not required by ordinance to be on a leash and its popularity continues to increase.
Costa Mesa Skate Park
Costa Mesa Skate Park was designed to include different areas that can accommodate skaters and skateboarders who have various levels of ability. Only skateboards and roller skates are allowed in the park
The 210-acres of public land in Fairview Park contain open fields, trails, hills and a forested sanctuary. It’s a wonderful park for horseback riding, hiking, walking, running and biking enthusiasts.
There are 3 shelters, 3 restrooms, 5 barbecues, 30 picnic tables, one playground, one baseball field, 2 softball fields, a utility field, 12 tennis courts, an amphitheater and a lake with a waterfall in TeWinkle Park.
Lions Park has a library, 13 picnic tables, two barbecues, one hot coal dispenser, a playground and one softball field with bleachers.
Upper Newport Bay
Upper Newport Bay (known by locals as The Back Bay) contains 1,000-acres of coastal wetlands; a great location for birdwatchers. Many bird species can be observed here including the California Gnatcatcher, the San Diego Cactus Wren and the Burrowing Owl.
Talbert Regional Park
Open year round, the Talbert Regional Park is nearly 200 acres of nature preserve, perfect for Costa Mesa locals and visitors that want to get outside.
Orange County Great Park
Upon completion, the Orange County Great Park will cover more than 1,300 acres, transforming the former El Toro airbase into one of the world's greatest metropolitan parks.
You don't have to be an astronaut to walk on the moon at Moon Park in Costa Mesa. A giant concrete dome, complete with various sized craters is the highlight and inspiration for the name of the park.