August 31, 2014
8:00 AMNature Hike

Join our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike.

  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

August 31, 2014
8:30 AMRedwood Hike

Join OC Parks' trained staff on an easy 1.1 mile hike to the park's Coastal Redwood grove. You will use your 5 senses to engage with nature as you stroll to the Redwoods. You will also have an opportunity to learn about our native plants along the way. The hike begins each Saturday and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. from the park's Nature Center. Don't forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!

  • Participants should remember water, sunscreen, hat and hiking shoes.
  • All ages (small children may have to be carried).
  • Meet at Nature Center located at east end of park.
  • Cost: Free
  • Reservations preferred: call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
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News ImageAugust 20, 2014  Explore OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space

In 2010, OC Parks accepted a gift or 20,000 acres of open space from the Irvine Company. These special, protected wildlands, known as the Irvine Ranch Open Space, are operated by OC Parks, with public programs and activities available through the Irvine Ranch Conservancy.

August 15, 2014  County to Hold Event to Discuss Relocation of Silverado Library

OC Parks and OC Public Libraries invite the public to learn more about the relocation of the Silverado Branch Library to the former Silverado Elementary School site.

The public meeting and workshop will take place Wednesday, Aug. 27 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the former school site, at 7531 Santiago Canyon Rd., Silverado, Calif.

August 15, 2014  Public Workshop for Talbert Habitat Restoration PlanOC Parks will hold its first public workshop for the Habitat Restoration Plan of Talbert Regional Park on Wednesday Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The workshop will be held at the Costa Mesa Neighborhood Community Center located at 1845 Park Avenue in Costa Mesa. Parking is available outside the Community Center. OC Parks’ consultants for the Habitat Restoration Plan will be facilitating the workshop with the team of experts developing this plan.
August 7, 2014  Santa Ana River Trail Construction

The 15 miles of trail tread on the Santa Ana River Trail Class 1 bikeway from Katella Avenue to just past Pacific Coast Highway will be overlaid with a coat of slurry seal and striped.

The project is estimated to take a month or more to complete, with a tentative start date of August 11. Expect delays along with detours for public trail users.

Additionally, a bridge widening project under the trail at Lincoln Avenue in the City of Orange will have a detour set in place on the tentative date of August 25 through 29. The detour will exit/enter on the north or south entrances and cross the Batavia/ Lincoln Avenue intersection with the crosswalk at the signal light approximately 100 feet east of and the Santa Ana River Trail.

Thank you for your patience.