August 21, 2014
10:00 AMPicturing Animals & Their Habitats
  • Create your own animal scrapbook and learn different art techniques. Part of class takes place out in the zoo and is taught be artist docents. Includes meeting an animal up close!
  • Ages 5-8 years old (one parent included).
  • Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).
  • Parking fee: $3
  • Registration is required! Call 714-973-6846 to register.
August 21, 2014
10:30 AMTideland Tykes - Pollinator Pals

Join our preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, story telling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

  • Recommended for ages 2-8
  • Cost: $5 per student
  • Parking: Free
  • Registration required: (949) 923-2275 or

No Class on: July 17

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August 15, 2014  County to Hold Event to Discuss Relocation of Silverado Library

OC Parks and OC Public Libraries invite the public to learn more about the relocation of the Silverado Branch Library to the former Silverado Elementary School site.

The public meeting and workshop will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the former school site, at 7531 Santiago Canyon Rd., Silverado, Calif.

August 15, 2014  Public Workshop for Talbert Habitat Restoration PlanOC Parks will hold its first public workshop for the Habitat Restoration Plan of Talbert Regional Park on Wednesday Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center located at 1845 Park Avenue in Costa Mesa. Parking is available outside the Community Center. OC Parks’ consultants for the Habitat Restoration Plan will be facilitating the workshop with the team of experts developing this plan.
August 7, 2014  Santa Ana River Trail Construction

The 15 miles of trail tread on the Santa Ana River Trail Class 1 bikeway from Katella Avenue to just past Pacific Coast Highway will be overlaid with a coat of slurry seal and striped.

The project is estimated to take a month or more to complete, with a tentative start date of August 11. Expect delays along with detours for public trail users.

Additionally, a bridge widening project under the trail at Lincoln Avenue in the City of Orange will have a detour set in place on the tentative date of August 25 through 29. The detour will exit/enter on the north or south entrances and cross the Batavia/ Lincoln Avenue intersection with the crosswalk at the signal light approximately 100 feet east of and the Santa Ana River Trail.

Thank you for your patience.

July 29, 2014  2014 OC Parks Annual Passes Half Off Starting Aug. 1The annual regional and wilderness parking passes and parking decals, as well as the annual beach parking decals, will be available for just $27.50, regularly priced at $55, and $17.50 for disabled with placard and seniors 60 years of age and above, regularly priced at $35.