May 27, 2016
10:30 AMWild Tales

Join Newport Bay Conservancy Volunteers for a fun filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, storytime, hands-on activities and outdoor nature walks.

  • Ages 2 to 5 years old.
  • Class fee is $5 per child.
  • Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
  • Phone (949) 923-2269 or email info@newportbay.org to register.
May 27, 2016
6:30 PMTwilight Trek on the Mesa

Travel around a 2.5-mile loop trail, enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of the canyon at dusk and at night.

  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Driving directions will be provided after registration.
  • For more events in Black Star Canyon Wilderness Park, click here.
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Latest News

May 25, 2016  Vintage Hat ExhibitHeritage Hill Historical Park, along with its supporting volunteer organization The Amigos de la Colina, is pleased to welcome the public to enjoy its display of vintage hats.

On view at the park in Lake Forest from May 24 through August 1, the hats are a collection of a wide variety dating from late 1800s through the 1950s.

Visit the park for a “tip of the hat” to Orange County history.

News ImageMay 6, 2016  New East Sinks Viewing Deck Opens in Limestone CanyonThe new East Sinks Viewing Deck, which boasts stunning vistas of Orange County’s very own “mini Grand Canyon,” is now open for visitors after a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 3 in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve. Orange County Supervisor Todd Spitzer and OC Parks staff were joined by hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, and Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff and volunteers in dedicating the new deck, which is the second platform overlooking The Sinks.
News ImageApril 19, 2016  Ladera Ridge Habitat ProtectionSignificant traffic on unauthorized trails has caused damage in the Ladera Ridge (Las Flores) area of the park. This area is closed, and in the interest of protecting the valuable natural resources found on both County and the Rancho Mission Viejo Reserve, measures will be taken to prevent further destruction.
News ImageFebruary 19, 2016  Nature Trail Loop, Oak Trail and Dick Loskorn Trail Closures

The Nature Trail Loop, Oak Trail and Dick Loskorn Trail have been closed for your safety until further notice.

The trails contain many dead and dying oak and sycamore trees as a result of continuing drought conditions. These trees pose a serious threat to all trail users.

Closing these trails serves two purposes. In addition to keeping visitors away from hazards, the closures offer the best chances for the groves to recover.

Other hiking trail options in this area include the eastern section of Nature Trail Loop, Bell CanyonTrail, Quail Run Trail, Star Rise Trail, and West Ridge Trail.