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Address: 570 W 18th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627-2760
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+1 714-754-5300

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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 we would make a fun day of it. There is a large cement jet there so we referred... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2015
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Costa Mesa, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 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 who give them handouts to encourage them to stay. You'd be safer if you were... More 

1 Thank Jami R
Costa Mesa, California
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 8, 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 hangout for the homeless

1 Thank 728msh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 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. The community center is still there offering a number of activities for young and old.... More 

Costa Mesa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 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 whatever they are doing (you got the picture)

1 Thank jpcapiton
Orange, California
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134 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 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.

1 Thank JohnOlsen
Costa Mesa, California
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159 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 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 soup kitchen and in a safe area for people to get some rest while they... More 

3 Thank Lumerian
Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 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)

1 Thank sanju1964
California, USA
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1,123 reviews
375 attraction reviews
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Reviewed September 29, 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

1 Thank MeuterMedia

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