July 26, 2016
9:30 AMTecate Cypress Stewardship

Water and weed around young Tecate cypress trees planted near the Fremont Staging Area to help this rare species thrive in Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Driving directions will be provided after registration.
  • For more events in Fremont Canyon, click here.
July 28, 2016
8:00 AMFitness Hike at Canyon View

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri & (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • For ages 15 and up.
  • Parking: Free.
  • Please sign-up online using link below.
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July 13, 2016  Awma Road Open to Two-Way Traffic Beginning July 18

Beginning July 18, 2016, Awma Road will be open to two-way traffic, and all vehicles parking at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park must enter and exit from Alicia Parkway.

Awma Road vehicle traffic will have access to the park and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 28291 Alicia Parkway. Vehicle traffic will not be able to access the parking lot or church through Wood Canyon Drive and Knollwood.

A gate on Awma Road at Knollwood will allow through traffic for pedestrians, bicycles and emergency vehicles only.

July 12, 2016  The Good Dinosaur Movie Nights

Take your pick for an outdoor movie this weekend. Both events start at 7 p.m.

  • Friday, July 15 at Mason Regional Park in Irvine
  • Saturday, July 16 at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea
June 15, 2016  OC Parks Spring Fish Stocking Schedule by WeekSummer catfish stocking schedules by week for Craig, Clark, Laguna Niguel and Mile Square Regional Parks.

More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.
News ImageJune 9, 2016  Helicopter Conducting Aerial Weed SurveyBetween June 18 to June 24 and July 5 to July 12, the Nature Communities Coalition (NCC), in collaboration with OC Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and The Nature Conservancy will conduct an aerial weed survey during daylight hours using a small, low-flying helicopter to document and map the distribution of over 30 weed species located within selected inland parks and open space areas.

Whiting Ranch, Irvine, Santiago Oaks, Irvine Ranch Open Space and Peters Canyon will be included in the survey.

The resulting information will provide details about the abundance and distribution of invasive weeds and help land managers evaluate the effectiveness of current weed monitoring practices, identify emerging weed problems, and strategically plan future weed management actions. ( View PDF )