September 2, 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.
September 3, 2015
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Ridge Park

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, moderate, fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages15 and up.
  • Not for beginners.
  • Hiking poles suggested.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324
  • Parking: Free.
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Latest News

August 31, 2015  Habitat Restoration Project

OC Parks is partnering with the Nature Reserve of Orange County (NROC) to restore 6.8 acres of habitat in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. Restoration efforts begin the week of January 21, 2015.

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August 27, 2015  Mosquito Control Application Sept. 1 at Craig Park

During routine testing and examination of mosquitos trapped by Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCVCD), the West Nile Virus has been detected in several trapped mosquitos. The spraying of AQUADUET ™ Water-based Adulticide (to kill adult mosquitos) at Craig Regional Park will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. by OCVCD.

Please contact the Park Office if you have any questions regarding the West Nile Virus, and the measures that are being taken to minimize the risk. Information regarding West Nile Virus can be found at http://www.ocmvcd.org/, and at the Ranger Office at the entrance of the park.

August 25, 2015  10th Annual Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin PatchIrvine Park Railroad’s 10th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily at 10 a.m., beginning September 19 through October 31.
August 24, 2015  Mountain Lion Sightings Reported at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

Recent mountain lion sightings at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park have prompted OC Parks to step up trail monitoring and post notification signs alerting park patrons to the activity.

Wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have been notified and are monitoring the park with OC Parks personnel. The reported sightings are in the Borrego Canyon area.

Warning signs have been posted nearby and additional trail cameras are installed in the area. Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park remains open to public use.

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park is characterized by natural terrain and certain inherent dangerous conditions, including mountain lions, rattlesnakes and poison oak. Minors should be accompanied by adults at all times. Mountain lions are known to roam the area and are unpredictable. Patrons are asked to stay alert, stay on park trails and follow all park rules.

Please refer to our mountain lion flier for more information about what to do if you encounter one.

Please report any mountain lion sightings in detail to park staff as soon as possible. Sightings at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park can be reported at (949) 923-2245.