Activities & Recreation

The City of Lake Forest offers a variety of recreational activities. These activities include a number of parks, shopping and dining amenities, and city events. More information about the recreation activities that Lake Forest offers can be found online or by calling us at (949) 461-3450.
Natural Amenities
The City of Lake Forest offers a wide variety of natural amenities which include 30 neighborhood and community parks, Heritage Hill Historic Park, the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, Lake Forest Golf and Practice Center, and Serrano Creek and Aliso Creek Trails along with numerous other hiking, biking and equestrian trails.

Shopping and Dining Amenities
Within the City of Lake Forest, there are a vast array of shopping and dining experiences to satisfy the everyone's needs. Our 2 main shopping and dining areas, The Arbor on El Toro and the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre, offer a wide array of shopping and dinning experiences. The many neighborhood retail centers located throughout the City also offer great shopping and dining experiences. From the big chain restaurants to small family-owned restaurants, boutiques and specialty stores, the City of Lake Forest has something for everyone's specific needs.

City Events and Facilities
The City of Lake Forest offers a variety of events and programs. These include teen and senior programs, recreation classes, youth sports, excursions, and a number of community events such as Bunny Blast, Rancho Days Fiesta, and 4th of July Parade. Visit the City's Special Events page for a list of upcoming community events.

Lake Forest Sports Park
Most recently, the City of Lake Forest opened the Lake Forest Sports Park and Recreation Center, which features 5 baseball/softball diamonds, 2 synthetic turf soccer fields, 3 natural turf soccer fields, a 27,000 square-foot gymnasium/recreation center, and more. The parks throughout the City of Lake Forest have many unique features such as roller hockey rinks, shade structures, and all of our parks are universally accessible. For a complete list of the parks located in the City of Lake Forest visit the City's parks page.

Etnies Skatepark
The city is also proud to offer the Etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest. Working with Sole Technologies, the City of Lake Forest helped develop the Etnies Skatepark, which opened in 2003. This state-of-the-art-park allows skateboarders, BMX riders, and roller bladers the opportunity to practice and heighten their skills in a safe environment.
Natural Park with Path
Exploration Day Gathering
Lake Forest Sports Park Exterior Building with Palm Trees
More Information
For more information on the great events and programs offered by the City of Lake Forest visit the City calendar or call (949) 461-3450. For more information on the Etnies Skatepark visit their website or call (949) 916-5870.