November 25, 2014
9:00 AMCANCELLED-Beginning Fitness Hike

CANCELLED-Now is a great time to start a new fitness routine beginning with an easy 2-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain to Barbara’s Lake and back (100-ft. elevation gain). Join an LCF volunteer and registered dietitian to learn about fitness and nutrition during this 1.5-hour hike.

  • Wear walking or hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring water.
  • Ages 12 and up.
  • James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block; Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
  • Donation: $2/person.
November 28, 2014
9:00 AMWobble Walk

Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on this slow-paced, 2-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain with OC Parks staff.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
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November 21, 2014  Cut Down Your Own Christmas TreePeltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farms is open daily following Thanksgiving through Dec. 23. The unique Christmas tree farm lets visitors choose and cut down their own trees.

The Silverado farm sits on part of the 20,000 acres donated to OC Parks in 2010. The County leases the farm to Peltzer Pines.
November 21, 2014  Irvine Park Railroad Christmas TrainRide the Christmas Train, meet Santa, decorate cookies and even pick out a tree at Irvine Regional Park weekends Nov. 28 to Dec. 14 and daily Dec. 14 to 23..
November 18, 2014  Board of Supervisors Accepts 2,500-Acre GiftToday the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to accept 2,500 acres of open space, donated by the Irvine Company to the County for preservation and public recreation. The donation provides additional connectivity to the 20,000 acres the Irvine Company donated to the County in 2010, which marked the largest single donation of land to the County in its history. The land accepted today was previously slated for construction of approximately 5,000 homes.
News ImageOctober 30, 2014  Fall and Winter Night Hikes Offered

OC Parks will be offering a series of night hikes at four different parks starting in November.

These starlit hikes will take place at Irvine, Carbon Canyon, Santiago Oaks and Peters Canyon regional parks. All will offer a rare opportunity to visit the parks after dark and look for nocturnal animals.