With 16,000 acres of open space to enjoy everything from frisbee and tennis to hiking trails and picnics, wherever you are in Irvine, you're never more than a few minutes away from a park or playground.

One of the best green spaces for families is the 160-acre Irvine Regional Park, home to a diverse range of attractions that are more than enough to fill an entire day.

Plus, you'll find several snack bars, picnic and BBQ areas, and numerous special events here throughout the year - and the park is easily-accessible from all downtown city locations,  keeping travel time to a minimum.

The oldest of its kind in Orange County, if you're planning to spend the day at Irvine Regional Park, here are the highlights not to miss.

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