November 21, 2014
9:00 AMA Morning Stroll to Barbara's Lake

Enjoy an outdoor stroll to Barbara’s Lake (Orange County’s only natural lake) on this leisurely paced, level, 2-mile hike with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.

  • All ages welcome!
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
  • Donation: $2/person.
November 21, 2014
9:00 AMTot WalkJoin Ranger Zak along with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers and bring your young ones (infant to age three) to explore Aliso's wild backyard. We will see bugs, animal tracks, plants, birds and have all kinds of outdoor fun!
  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Pkwy (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Alicia Parkway, first right on Awma Road, then left into parking lot).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Hike: Free
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)
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November 21, 2014  Cut Down Your Own Christmas TreePeltzer Pines Christmas Tree Farms is open daily following Thanksgiving through Dec. 23. The unique Christmas tree farm lets visitors choose and cut down their own trees.

The Silverado farm sits on part of the 20,000 acres donated to OC Parks in 2010. The County leases the farm to Peltzer Pines.
November 21, 2014  Irvine Park Railroad Christmas TrainRide the Christmas Train, meet Santa, decorate cookies and even pick out a tree at Irvine Regional Park weekends Nov. 28 to Dec. 14 and daily Dec. 14 to 23..
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.
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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.