Brookhurst Community Park – Anaheim, California - Atlas Obscura

Brookhurst Community Park

A surreal, Gaudi-inspired play space near an Anaheim community center. 


The Brookhurst Community Park in Orange County offers a number of rippling concrete playsets that look less like the work of a municipal planning community and more like the dreams of Dr. Seuss in cement.

In addition to the standard swing sets and slides, the park features wavering stone walkways and other organic forms rising from the ground to inspire imagination and play. 

BCP is a sprawling landscape of stalagmites, bridges, arches, and giant craters.  It is definitely more of a playground than a park and invites visitors to crawl over, under, and around the man-made Gaudian moonscape. 

Know Before You Go

Near where the 5 meets 91. Easily located. Parking lot on Valdina Ave. Note: if you take your kids please be alert. People are ruining the site and have inappropriate (sexual content) graphic images written on the play structure.

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