January 29, 2015
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Little Sycamore

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Not for beginners.
  • Hiking poles suggested.
  • 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.
January 29, 2015
10:30 AMTideland Tykes

Join Preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, storytelling, hands on experiences, or outdoor nature walks.

  • For ages 2 to 5 years old.
  • Class is $5 per person.
  • Class space is limited and pre-registration is required.
  • Call (949) 923-2275 or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.

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News ImageDecember 29, 2014  Amanda

Amanda, a mountain lion that has been a main fixture at the OC Zoo for years, died Dec. 29. She was 16 years old.

Amanda was greatly beloved by staff, volunteers and zoo visitors. She will be greatly missed.

December 22, 2014  OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.

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.