January 28, 2015
9:00 AMBeginning Fitness Hike

Now is a great time to start a new fitness routine beginning with an easy 2.5 mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain to Barbara’s Lake and back (45-ft. elevation gain). Join Laguna Canyon Foundation 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.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 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.
January 28, 2015
10:00 AMModjeska House TourDocent-led tour of the historic house and grounds.

  • Advance reservations required, please call (949) 923-2230.
  • Cost: $5 per person
  • Directions provided with reservations.
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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.