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It used to be nice.

I started taking my kids to this park maybe 20-25 years ago, as it was right next to the library... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
a bit shabby

It's an old park and a bit shabby. The library is here. So are lots of homeless people. There... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2015
Orange, California
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13 Sep 2016
“Stay away from this place.”
8 Feb 2016
“We call it Airplane park”
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have visited this park - I was there just yesterday - and there was about 20+ drug addicted homeless hanging out there with all their belongings. This park is no longer a safe place due to the drug addicts hanging out there and those...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Jami R
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Its not like it used to be.....went there for over 50 years...but now I don't feel safe going there...not bashing the homeless people....not one bit...but there are some that hang out there that are loud, obnoxious and downright rude...not a place for children. A BIG...More

Date of experience: December 2015
2  Thank 728msh
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I started taking my kids to this park maybe 20-25 years ago, as it was right next to the library we would make a fun day of it. There is a large cement jet there so we referred to the park as the Jet Park....More

Date of experience: November 2015
Reviewed 4 November 2015

It used to be a nice park where you could take your kids to the playground, and play with the swings, but it is now invaded by the homeless, and the city does allow it. Scary place in the afternoon when they are drinking, and...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank jpcapiton
Reviewed 19 July 2015

It's an old park and a bit shabby. The library is here. So are lots of homeless people. There are better parks in Costa Mesa.

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank JohnOlsen
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This park has a small playground but is in a very busy area. Many people who don't have a place to stay have made this park their home. People need a place to go and this park has been that place. Its close to a...More

Date of experience: August 2014
3  Thank Lumerian
Reviewed 27 May 2014

I am not a park friendly, but you can go with family if you come with family. Generally people come here for beach, if you have extra time you can spend some time here (like on rainy day or too much of beach)

Date of experience: May 2014
1  Thank sanju1964
Reviewed 29 September 2013

lot's of homeless people, soupkitchen close by (open mon to sat). Some hispanic families use the park over the weekend. LIBRARY next door MeuterMedia

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank MeuterMedia
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