Unassuming near the streets of Brookhurst and Katella, Modjeska Park is one of the largest in the Anaheim area. In the middle of a pleasant suburban neighborhood, it is a large square plot of land with a lot of grass and recreational activities. The main attraction, though, is the vast fields of green grass. It turn out to be one of the most pleasant parks in Anaheim.
Recreational Activities Abound at Modjeska
The grass is the first thing I notice, but then quickly there are other details that arise.
There is a large playground where children frolic happily.
There is a full basketball court where young teens play a serious game.
There is a small badminton court settled on the field.
In addition to the sports areas, I see waxed ledgers for skateboarders to grind on.
Picnic tables and barbecues dot the park randomly.
With bridges and rock formations, it is difficult to know what is purely aesthetic and what has a reason for being there.
One notable thing about this park, however, is that there are no homeless people here.
These days, just about every park in Anaheim has at least one homeless person.
There are no unsavory characters at this park.
There are children at play, teens enjoying themselves, a couple parents with small children, and a few adults relaxing underneath a tree or on a bench.
It is a remarkable atmosphere change from a lot of the other parks in the area.
The Serene and Welcoming Atmosphere of Modjeska
Modjeska has a lot of trees that provide shade from the sun, picnic tables to enjoy the breeze, and space that goes on and on.
It is a remarkable difference from a lot of the other parks I’ve been to.
It has one of the best environments that I have come across.
Contrasting to La Palma Park where that isn’t much at all and Oak Canyon Nature Center where the trails go on and on, Modjeska is probably the perfect residential park for families to enjoy the day, play some baseball, or relax in the shade.
Kids seem happy here.
They are playing hopscotch, climbing the jungle gym, and hollering loudly into the air.
Luckily, there is enough space to get away from the noise and have a quiet introspective moment.
An Idyllic Picnic Spot at Modjeska Park
Near the middle of the park is a concrete slab with a half dozen picnic tables, sinks, and a barbecue.
It would be a great place to set up an outdoor birthday party for the kids or to host a soccer team after the game.
There is a school nearby too.
It’s a hot day so I find myself resting in the shade where I can.
I sit on a park bench for a moment before exploring the other side of the park.
The grassy field is large, creating an opportunity for all kinds of people to enjoy themselves.
I catch myself wondering why there aren’t any homeless people here.
It’s far enough away from major streets, there aren’t any stores around, the park is large enough to be unattractive to a person who just needs a place to sleep for the night.
It is a stark contrast to the number of homeless people in other Anaheim parks.
Although I didn’t play basketball, badminton, baseball, or on the jungle gym, I enjoyed Modjeska Park more than I have enjoyed a lot of the other city parks.
It is tough to put into words, but the area was simply pleasant.
It gave you the feeling you could walk far enough onto the grassy field and forget your troubles.
There was no trash in the grass and no one being overly loud or obnoxious.
Not only would it be a great place to have a picnic, but it would also be great for a bottle of wine and a book.
When you are looking for a place in the area to spend a few hours, look no further than Modjeska.
Why Modjeska Park Stands Out in Anaheim
Modjeska might not be the park you think of first in the Anaheim area, but it should be higher up on your list.
The strange part is that there is nothing all that special about it.
There are no trails like there are in Oak Canyon Nature Center.
There is no water or wildlife like there is at Pearson Park.
There is not as much recreation as there is at Twila Reid Park.
There’s no lake like there is at the Yorba Linda Regional Park.
There are no giant palm trees like there are at La Palma Park.
However, the atmosphere of this area was especially pleasant and free from worry.
As I was seated at one of the park benches, I remembered that Modjeska was the name of a Polish woman who had a statue at Pearson Park.
If you’re curious about how Modjeska Park compares to other parks in Anaheim, you might find our 15 Best Parks in Anaheim (Ranked Best to Worst) post interesting.
The Modjeska family must have been early residents of Anaheim.
Even though Anaheim has become a complicated sprawl of consumerism and urban flux, there are still some great natural spaces in the city.
Most of them are overrun by trash, homeless people, and an overall unsettling vibe, but not this one.
Modjeska Park must be one of the most pleasant and serene parks in the area.
It could have just been the day that I visited, but the park felt wholesome.
There wasn’t a juxtaposition between the children and the homeless people.
There was just people of all ages enjoying themselves.
There was a father riding a bike with a baby on board.
There was a woman meditating.
There were children in the grass and on the playground.
Teenagers played basketball and talked easily.
A few laborers sat on the grass or sat at a picnic table.
Taking a Breather at Modjeska Park
Overall, Modjeska was one of the most pleasant parks I have been to.
There wasn’t much there, but there was still a lot to enjoy.
Next time you are in the area and want to take a breath, think for a moment, or feel the wind through your hair, you should give Modjeska Park a try.
The atmosphere might soothe you like it did me.
Hello! My name is Ryan Beitler and I am a professional copywriter and blogger. I graduated with a degree in Literary Journalism, which basically means I double majored in English and Journalism. I also have a travel blog and am finishing my first novel.
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