July 31, 2015
10:15 AMAnimals in My Backyard Preschool Program
  • Come learn all about animals you find in your backyard! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close!
  • Ages 3-4 years old only. Parent must accompany child for duration of program.
  • Fee: $5 per child (includes one adult).
  • Parking fee: $3
  • Phone registration is required! Call 714-973-6846 to register.
July 31, 2015
6:30 PMBlue Moon Hike

Hike with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers as the sun sets and the moon rises over Laurel and Willow Canyons. This is a leisurely hike. Observe the changes as day turns to night. Learn about night wildlife. Hear the last bird songs and use the bat detector to listen for their ultrasonic communication. The terrain on this 3.5 mile hike (600-ft. elevation gain) can be steep, rocky and uneven.

  • Participants should bring water, a snack, a flashlight, a sweater or jacket, and wear long pants and proper closed-toed hiking shoes.
  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324
  • Parking: $3.

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News ImageJuly 8, 2015  OC Zoo Welcomes New Bear

The OC Zoo will introduce its newest animal – a young California black bear – at a special event Saturday, July 25.

The female bear, named Elinor, is believed to be a little more than one year old. Her official welcome will take place at 1:30 p.m. during the OC Zoo’s Zookeeper Appreciation Day event.

Elinor was found last year wandering alone in Humboldt County as a young cub and is believed to have been hit by a car. The cub recovered, but would not have survived in the wild.

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June 26, 2015  OC Parks 2015 Summer Concert SeriesThe 2015 OC Parks Summer Concert series kicks off July 23 at Bluff Park in Dana Point and continues every Thursday through Aug. 27, with dates at Mason, Mile Square, Irvine and Craig regional parks. ( View PDF )

June 1, 2015  Public Workshop for Talbert Park Restoration Plan June 4

OC Parks will hold its second public workshop for the Habitat Restoration Plan of Talbert Regional Park on Thursday, June 4 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.

April 21, 2015  Water Shortage: No Showers AvailableDue to current drought conditions throughout the State of California, showers will be shut off at Caspers Wilderness Park until further notice. Restrooms, sinks and drinking water will still be available for as long as the well at the park will allow.

Please plan ahead to avoid any inconvenience. For more information on current drought conditions, visit droughtmonitor.unl.edu.