March 23, 2018
All Day EventEaster Eggstravaganza

Hop on over with family and friends to enjoy this fun and exciting Spring time event. Children can meet and have their photo taken with the Easter Bunny as well as participate in several activities that are located throughout the area.

Please see the Irvine Park Railroad website for times and prices.

March 23, 2018
8:00 AMWeekday Slow-Paced Mountain Bike Ride – Limestone Canyon to Whiting Ranch

Enjoy the relaxation of riding in the wilderness on empty trails and join us on this docent led mountain bike ride through Limestone Canyon and into Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park. We will ride up Limestone Canyon Road and will visit the east viewing platform for the Sinks. The ride will then continue on Mustard Road which offers panoramic views of the entire Sinks geological formation, the Agua Chinon watershed, the Whiting Ranch Red Rocks, Orange County and the Santa Ana Mountains. We will ride into Whiting Ranch to the turn-around point at the Vista Lookout.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land. Electric Mountain Bikes of any class or type are not permitted.

This is a slow-paced ride designed for the beginner to intermediate rider who is in excellent cardio shape and is physically fit, but sometimes needs to move slower on steep ascents/descents. This ride is entirely on fire roads, but based on the group may include the Limestone Ridge single track. A few climbs have steep sections that may be ‘hike-a-bike’ for some riders. The ride will regroup and rest as needed and an opportunity will be provided for a snack break at the Vista Lookout.

Please note, the ride is a strenuous 17 miles long, with approximately 2000 feet of elevation gain. This program originates at the Augustine Staging Area in Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve area and ventures into Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park.

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OC Parks collaborated with the Dana Hills High School art department on this special community art project to select the final design.

Painting is scheduled to begin March 24 and should be completed by the end of the month. View the artwork

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More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.

California fishing license required and all California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife rules apply. ( View PDF )

March 1, 2018  Habitat Restoration Begins at Talbert Regional ParkStarting March 19, OC Parks and habitat restoration specialists will begin a pampas grass removal project at Talbert Regional Park, South of Victoria Avenue. Park visitors may experience some temporary trail closures during this time.
Learn more about the Talbert Regional Park by reading the full Habitat Restoration Plan

February 6, 2018  Spring 2018 Scholastic Surfing Class ScheduleCapistrano Unified School District conducts surfing classes for students at Salt Creek Beach throughout the school year. The beach remains open to the public during these times. Please see the link below for days and times the beach may be affected. ( View PDF )