December 22, 2014
4:00 PMIrvine Park Railroad’s 19th Annual Christmas TrainIt’s the season, once again for Irvine Park Railroad’s annual Christmas Train. Come with family and friends and take this enchanting night ride through historic Irvine Regional Park to meet Santa Claus. The train will depart every 15 minutes from the brightly-lit train station and drop you off at Santa’s Village.

Christmas Train tickets may be purchased to ride the train at a specific date and time – get in line and board the train any time during the hour for which you purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased online ONLY beginning November 1. Tickets may not be purchased in person. Visit http://www.irvineparkrailroad.com/ for more details and to purchase tickets.
December 23, 2014
9:00 AMBeginning Fitness Hike

Now is a great time to start a new fitness routine beginning with an easy 2-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain to Barbara’s Lake and back (100-ft. elevation gain). Join Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer and registered dietitian to learn about fitness and nutrition during this 1.5-hour hike.

  • Wear walking or hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring water.
  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; and make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
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December 22, 2014  OC Parks Introduces New Smart Card Annual Passes

OC Parks is introducing new annual passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park for 12 months at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new smart cards replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking per calendar year. The new cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.

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.