Location: 7600 E La Palma, Anaheim, CA 92807
Comments: This park is really a great place to walk around and relax and shoot pictures of birds. The January and February period is especially good because the Pelicans are getting ready to migrate out of the area and they stop off for a short time. The Pelicans then move on but there are normally Egrets and Herons on the ponds all year round.
The park is about two miles long and half a mile wide. As you leave the baseball area head on the trail to the left and you will see the first pond. Follow the trail along that pond and it will take you to the other two. You can use long range lens for the birds and/or macro lens for some of the flowers and other plants in the park. If you visit on most weekends, you can also watch baseball played by both seniors as well as younger groups.
The Santa Ana River also sits alongside the park and the path alongside the river runs to the ocean. So if you bring your bicycle you also can ride down and take a look at the ocean in the Huntington Beach area.
Directions: On La Palma Avenue in Yorba Linda approx 1 mile east of Imperial Highway. To get to the park, come out the 91 FWY to Imperial Highway. Exit at the 91 and turn left and drive back under the freeway past two stop lights. Turn right at the second light which will be La Palma. Proceed down La Palma for approximately a mile until you see the tall light standards and the park on your right side. If you get to the entrance of the park you have gone too far. Come back and park in the parking lot for the baseball fields.