Yorba Regional Park
A linear day-use park over one mile long and 140 acres, situated in the mouth of Santa Ana Canyon in the city of Anaheim. The linear environment of the park site recaptures the river setting of the adjacent Santa Ana River. Because the park is in a historic setting in an area where such names as Yorba, Peralta, and Dominguez were common, the Orange County Board of Supervisors recognized the 1976 opening of the park site by designating Yorba Regional Park as the official Orange County bicentennial project.
Yorba Park has been developed to provide an abundance of family and group picnicking facilities. More than 400 picnic tables are situated in the park, many with permanent shade structures. A series of four lakes with connecting streams offer a pleasing aquatic environment and provide opportunities for fishing and model boat sailing. Bicycle trails meander through the park, and connect to the nationally recognized Santa Ana River Trail, leading some 20 miles to the Pacific Ocean. Playgrounds and restrooms can be found throughout the park. The park also offers seven group shelters (available by reservation), volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, two ball diamonds, a physical fitness course, and some 200 barbecues.
Yorba Park was originally envisioned as a water-oriented retreat, and that planning is still easily recognizable today. Four spacious lakes with connecting streams offer relaxing recreational opportunities. Adults with fishing licenses and children under the age of 16 can cast a line and kick back waiting to catch a catfish, trout, bluegill, or bass. The placid water also attracts model boat aficionados (electric watercraft only). Paddle Boats and kayaks are available for rental from the Wheel Fun shack. To maintain the purity of the water and protect the aquatic habitats, swimming and wading are not permitted.