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Irvine Parks and Nature Trails

Looking to get back to nature?  You have come to the right place, Destination Irvine. Irvine, CA offers a variety of parks and nature trails.  Irvine Ranch Historic Park is the the site of the original Irvine Ranch headquarters. Irvine Regional Park is California's oldest County park and was donated by James Irvine to the people of California.  The park features the Orange County Zoo, Irvine Park Railroad and is ideal for observing wildlife along the nature trail. You may also want to check at the San Joaquin Sanctuary, a 300-plus acre coastal wetland with 12 miles of trails.

The Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks stretch in a giant green crescent from Weir Canyon near the 91 Freeway at the north end of the Irvine Ranch... connect with the Cleveland National Forest along the ranch's northeastern border... continue south where they include the massive regional open space network in the northern and southern hillsides of Irvine... and extend all the way to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and Crystal Cove State Park near Laguna Beach. 

To bring your dog or not to bring your dog?  Dog-friendly Orange County Parks. 

The preserved open spaces on The Irvine Ranch are beautiful, environmentally valuable and accessible to millions of people. The land encompasses 50,000 acres stretching 22 miles from the mountains to the sea, including the Mountains to Sea Trail. These lands have been named a Natural Landmark by both the U.S. Department of the Interior and State of California.

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Aldrich Park

Campus Drive and East Peltason Drive 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 824-5011 Phone: (949) 824-5011

19-acre area offers winding paths cut through the park's lawns and groves of eucalyptus trees, while the campus buildings stand along its fringes. Cyclists and pedestrians share Ring Road, the path that encircles ... More »

Bommer Canyon

1 Bommer Canyon Rd 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (949) 724-6738 Phone: (949) 724-6738

Irvine's outdoor programs, such as camp-outs and wilderness access hikes, take place in Bommer Canyon, which was the center of the Irvine Company's cattle operation. ... More »

Central Bark Dog Park

6405 Oak Canyon 
Irvine, CA 92602  Phone: (949) 724-7740 Phone: (949) 724-7740

2.8 acres of off-leash joy for pets of all ages and sizes. Open between 6:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. ... More »

Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park Lovers' Point

4 Civic Center Plaza 
Irvine, CA 92606  Phone: (949) 724-6714 Phone: (949) 724-6714

This locale is a quiet knoll that overlooks the rest of Col. Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park. The hill's gentle winding oath leads up to its symbolic flagpole. ... More »

Deerfield Community Park

55 Deerwood West 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (949) 724-6725 Phone: (949) 724-6725

A beautiful 10-acre park featuring volleyball, tennis and racquetball courts, disc or Frisbee golf, bike trails and play areas. ... More »

Harvard Skate Park

14701 Harvard Ave 
Irvine, CA 92606  Phone: (949) 724-6830 Phone: (949) 724-6830

Visit this 10,000 square-foot concrete skateboard park with bowl, rails, fun box and street obstacles. ... More »

Irvine Park Railroad

1 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92869  Phone: (714) 997-3968 Phone: (714) 997-3968

A 1/3 scale train ride through scenic, historic Irvine Regional Park. Enjoy the park's many other activities including the Zoo, Wheel Fun Rentals® bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides, hiking trails and more. ... More »

Irvine Ranch Historic Park

13042 Old Myford Rd 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (866) 627-2757 Phone: (866) 627-2757

The Irvine Ranch Historic Park is the site of the original Irvine Ranch headquarters. Several original buildings still stand, including the home of James Irvine II. ... More »

Irvine Regional Park

1 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92862  Phone: (714) 744-7272 Phone: (714) 744-7272

The rolling foothills surrounding the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded turf areas provide a serene setting. ... More »

Quail Hill Preserve

34 Shady Canyon Dr 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (714) 508-4757 Phone: (714) 508-4757

The 2.8-acre Quail Hill Trailhead provides a great location to connect to souther Irvine's extensive trail network. Dogs on leashes allowed. ... More »

San Joaquin Sanctuary

5 Riparian View 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 261-7963 Phone: (949) 261-7963

The Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses 300-plus acres of coastal freshwater wetlands. Visitors can walk along 12 miles of trails. ... More »

Tanaka Farms

5380 3/4 University Dr 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 653-2256 Phone: (949) 653-2256

Tanaka Farms is a living reminder of Irvine's agricultural past. An organic, family-run operation that, offers year-round, hands-on tours of its gardens and U-Pick Pumpkin Patch in the fall. ... More »

The Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center

2 Irvine Park Rd 
Orange, CA 92869  Phone: (714) 923-3191 Phone: (714) 923-3191

Turtle Ridge Nature Treatment System

Culver Drive and Bonita Canyon 
Irvine, CA 92603 

Visitors can observe the nesting and breeding sites of at least 12 species of migratory birds and study a variety of aquatic plants. ... More »

Turtle Rock Nature Center

1 Sunnyhill Dr 
Irvine, CA 92603  Phone: (949) 724-6738 Phone: (949) 724-6738

This five-acre nature preserve is both a home for wildlife and an outdoor classroom. ... More »

William Woolett, Jr. Aquatic Center

4601 Walnut Ave 
Irvine, CA 92614  Phone: (949) 724-6717 Phone: (949) 724-6717

Splash in three swimming pools, including one in Heritage Park equipped for use by swimmers with special needs. ... More »

Adventure Playground

1 Beech Tree Lane 
Irvine, CA 92612  Phone: (949) 724-6818 Phone: (949) 724-6818

Explore the new Adventure Playground featuring: Tree House Sensory garden Climbing poles and stumps Slides Art wall Kids fort zone Meadows and natural play areas ... More »

Orchard Hill

4727 Portola Pkwy. 
Irvine, CA 92620  Phone: (714) 508-4757 Phone: (714) 508-4757

This three-mile, multi-use trail features a double loop and skirts the edge of a working avocado orchard. The larger 3-mile outer loop is relatively strenuous, with a substantial elevation gain over a short ... More »


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