March 27, 2015
10:00 AMEaster Eggstravaganza at Irvine Park Railroad

From Saturday, March 14 through Saturday, April 4, the Easter bunny will be at Irvine Park Railroad for the annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The Easter Eggstravaganza will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Children ages 2 through 12 can participate in an Easter egg hunt, where each egg will be filled with candy or a prize. The Easter egg hunts begin daily at 10 a.m. Tickets must be purchased on the day of the event in order to receive a wristband for the Easter egg hunt. Please visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/ for complete details on the Easter egg hunts including times and costs.

There will also be a moon bounce, hay ride, Easter cookie decorating, picture stands, carnival games, picture stands and face painting.

  • Parking: $3 per vehicle weekdays; $5 per vehicle weekends.
March 27, 2015
10:15 AMBonkers For Bunnies - Preschool Program
  • Come learn all about bunnies and meet some up close! Class includes hands-on learning and fun crafts.
  • Ages 3-4 years old only.
  • Parent must accompany child for duration of program.
  • Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).
  • Parking fee: $3
  • Registration is required! Call 714-973-6846 to register.
  • Please note these Easter-themed classes fill quickly!
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March 26, 2015  Large Crowds Expected Easter WeekendEaster is one of the busiest days of the year at regional parks. Parking lots fill very early in the morning and additional vehicles may not be brought into parks that have reached parking capacity. Parking fees for some regional parks will increase to $7 for Easter Sunday, April 5.
March 4, 2015  Extended Park Hours Begin March 8The clocks sprung forward early March 8, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

Starting March 8, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine and Laguna Niguel regional parks open at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.
February 9, 2015  Invasive Pest Found in Orange County

Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB), an invasive beetle that has killed thousands of oak trees in San Diego and Riverside counties in a short span of time, has now been detected in Orange County. The GSOB was discovered in approximately 60 trees on County park land in northern Orange County. Since GSOB is transported in oak firewood, it is critical that Californians keep firewood local and not move it out of the area.

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