Part of the greater Los Angeles (L.A.) area includes the county of Orange. You may have heard of Orange County (O.C.), blessed with miles of gorgeous beaches along the Pacific Ocean. One of the O.C. cities is the 8.7 sq. mi., approx. 22,000 residents (as of 2010) city of Laguna Beach.
About two blocks south from Laguna Beach’s Main Beach on the west side of South Coast Highway is a long and narrow park that if you were walking by and blinked: you just might miss it.
This park is not really a kid’s park (although all are welcome). There is no equipment for kids to climb on. There aren’t really very many benches for sitting either.
“So, why bother?”,
you may be thinking.
This park is a beautiful, little spot lined with trees that offer respite from Laguna Beach’s glorious beaches that are almost always drenched with sunlight and sparse with shade areas.
This park is also an excellent spot to watch another one of Laguna Beach’s daily performance: the magnificent sunset. At the park’s end are two iron fences adorned with poetry (see the photo with this article) casting ever changing light and shadow with the movement of the sun and moon. The fences also make for a great photo op. Did someone say,
“sunset for lovers selfie?”
According to the article on laguna-beach-info.com,
“This wonderful Laguna Beach park was donated by Joe Brown after his grandfather’s beachfront home was destroyed by a winter storm.”
If you are interested in reading an excerpt from Joe Brown’s speech, which he delivered at the park’s dedication, please click here.
Brown’s Park is located at 551 S Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, CA, USA