October 20, 2016
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Little Sycamore

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/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 per vehicle.
  • Sign-up online using link below.
October 20, 2016
10:00 AMIrvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch

Irvine Park Railroad’s 11th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family! Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which opens daily at 10 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. weekdays, and 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Thousands of pumpkins, in all shapes and sizes, fill the areas behind the train station. All visitors are sure to find the perfect pumpkin!

This year’s Pumpkin Patch activities include: Train rides, hay rides, panning for gold, a child-friendly haunted house, a hay maze, a moon bounce, pumpkin ring toss, carnival games, cookie decorating, John Deere tractor racers, face painting, picture stands, great food, and much more!

Admission into the Pumpkin Patch is free. Prices for all other activities vary; please visit www.IrvineParkRailroad.com for additional information and costs.

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October 19, 2016  Unusual Odor Reported at Golf Course

OC Parks is aware of a strong odor from a lake at Mile Square Golf Course. We have been working with the lessee that operates the golf course to resolve the issue, and after some improvement late last week, the odor has returned. While the odor is unpleasant, it does not present a danger to the public. We are continuing to work with the golf course operator to permanently fix the problem as quickly as possible.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Mile Square Golf Course at (714) 962-5541; when prompted press #1 for the Pro Shop.

October 18, 2016  OC Parks 2016-17 Fish Stocking Schedule by WeekUpcoming trout and catfish stocking schedules by week for Carbon Canyon, Craig, Clark, Laguna Niguel, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks.

More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.
September 29, 2016  Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 6The clocks fall back early Nov. 6, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset.
September 27, 2016  Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and O’Neill Regional Park Reopen Following Mountain Lion Investigation

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and closed areas of O’Neill Regional Park reopened Tuesday following closures Friday, Sept. 23 due to multiple mountain lion sightings in the area.

OC Parks rangers and game wardens from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife continued their investigations throughout the weekend and found no further evidence of mountain lion activity in either park. State wildlife officials recommended Tuesday that the parks resume regular operations at that time.

Both parks reopened, but visitors are advised to remain alert to potential hazards in these parks and whenever visiting wilderness areas.