- The list below includes 547 free or cheap things to do in or near Lake Forest, California, including 135 different types of inexpensive activities like Parks, Walking Trails, Running/Jogging and Bowling.
- From Pittsford Park to Baker Ranch Community Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Lake Forest and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Laguna Beach, Orange, Garden Grove and Irvine.
Pittsford Park is a neighborhood park with amenities such as a covered picnic shelter and playground equipment. Other features include rolling green hills, a volleyball court, a walking/jogging path, and tennis courts.
Nestled in the hills, Baker Ranch Community Park provides the community with an expansive playground with climbing walls, slides, and bridges. The park also has a basketball court, bike path, and picnic area for families to enjoy.
Open to hikers and mountain bikers, Aliso Creek Regional Trail offers visitors a scenic nature trail with views of the surrounding hills. On the trail, visitors can spot wildlife like ducks, lizards, and rabbits.
Outdoor time is on the menu at Serrano Creek Community Park. Located on the Serrano Creek trail, visitors enjoy walking, running and horseback riding. Tall trees provide shade for a picnic and being at one with nature.
Situated on 4.5 acres, Cherry Park features a basketball court and open turf areas suitable for picnics, sports and other recreational activities. The park also offers a children's playground, picnic tables, a paved walking path and barbeque grills.
Promoting and supporting athletes, the Saddleback Valley Volleyball Club provides an array of services. This includes camps and clinics to aid in training volleyball players along with personal training and tournament competitions.
Featuring 12,000 square-feet of indoor play space, We Play Loud Inc. is an indoor playground featuring a variety of amenities for its guests to enjoy. These include a giant slide, pyramid obstacles, and a fireman climb, among numerous others.