Due to increased visitor numbers and picnic parties on weekends, Irvine Regional Park has been closing to vehicle traffic as it reached capacity. Closures typically take place between 12 p., m Irvine Regional Park is nestled among a grove of heritage oak and sycamore trees. The rolling foothills that surround the park are filled with a variety of wildlife. Trees and shaded grass areas provide a serene environment for leisure activities.
Santiago Creek divides the park, and a pond with a stone waterfall and a pedestrian bridge is located in the center of the park. The variety of landscapes greatly enhances the beauty of the park. Remember to visit the OC Zoo inside the park. A three-mile equestrian trail borders the perimeter of the central park and offers panoramic views of the park and its natural landscape.
Horse trailers can be parked in the northern perimeter of the train station parking lot. There is an observation trail on the northern slope of the natural area, where there is a covered shelter, a watering hole and a water source available. Four group picnic areas are available for large group picnics of 155 people or more. Most have built-in barbecues, sinks, and standing tables.
All groups of 100 or more people must obtain a group activity permit with a minimum of 15 business days prior to the day of use. Rates for booking group picnic areas vary by group size and type. Parking fees are not included in bookings. The Irvine Park Railroad and Snack Shop is across the street from the pony rides and is open daily from 10am to.
m. a 10-minute train ride passes the two lakes and turns through an oak forest. There are also four party pavilions that can be reserved for groups of less than 40 people through the train station. Making Orange County a safe, healthy and satisfying place to live, work and play, today and for generations to come, by providing exceptional and cost-effective regional public services.
The park's general hours are from 6 to. there may be special operating hours for different park facilities and services, and hours may vary on public holidays. See detailed information on park hours below. Great Park is growing and many GPS systems, online maps or directions other than those provided on this website are not reliable.
To view maps of parks and trails, visit the Great Park Today website. Great Park is located at 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine. See instructions and map below. Bordering Great Park and the Irvine Spectrum Mall is also the Irvine Transportation Center, a multimodal facility that supports travel via Metrolink, OCTA bus service, Amtrak, cycling, van sharing and ridesharing, and even walking.
Great Park provides free transportation to the Irvine Transportation Center for some special events, list of events will include transportation information if available. The City of Irvine, in partnership with the South Coast Chinese Cultural Center, will host a Mid-Autumn Festival in Great Park, Friday, September 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. The City of Irvine, in partnership with the University of California, Irvine, will host the inaugural Fiesta Latina in Irvine in Great Park on Saturday, Irvine Regional Park is one of Orange County's most popular recreational destinations. Home to the Irvine Park Railroad, the Orange County Zoo, and a pride of wandering peacocks whose sightings delight visitors with their colorful train.
The City of Irvine, in partnership with the University of California, Irvine, will host the inaugural Fiesta Latina in Irvine in Great Park on Saturday, September 24, from 11 a. .