August 1, 2015
8:00 AMWilderness Access Day: Limestone Canyon

Start your weekend off by exploring the endlessopportunities found throughout magnificent Limestone Canyon. Designated trailswill be open for self-guided trail use in OC Parks’ Irvine Ranch Open Space.Trail routes vary in distance and level of difficulty with choices ranging fromeasy one-hour walks to strenuous 15-mile cardio treks. Whether traveling byfeet, hooves or wheels, Wilderness Access Day in Limestone Canyon isa treasure waiting to be discovered by hikers, equestrians and mountain bikersalike.

Click here for more information about thisevent and to register. Driving directions will be provided after registration.

August 1, 2015
8:30 AMRanger Led Hike To Redwood GroveJoin OC Parks' trained staff on the first Saturday of the month for an easy 1.1-mile interpretive 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 trail. The hike begins 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
  • Registration: call (714) 973-3160 or email carboncanyon@ocparks.com
Parking: $5 per vehicle
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News ImageJuly 8, 2015  OC Zoo Welcomes New Bear

The OC Zoo will introduce its newest animal – a young California black bear – at a special event Saturday, July 25.

The female bear, named Elinor, is believed to be a little more than one year old. Her official welcome will take place at 1:30 p.m. during the OC Zoo’s Zookeeper Appreciation Day event.

Elinor was found last year wandering alone in Humboldt County as a young cub and is believed to have been hit by a car. The cub recovered, but would not have survived in the wild.

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June 26, 2015  OC Parks 2015 Summer Concert SeriesThe 2015 OC Parks Summer Concert series kicks off July 23 at Bluff Park in Dana Point and continues every Thursday through Aug. 27, with dates at Mason, Mile Square, Irvine and Craig regional parks. ( View PDF )

June 1, 2015  Public Workshop for Talbert Park Restoration Plan June 4

OC Parks will hold its second public workshop for the Habitat Restoration Plan of Talbert Regional Park on Thursday, June 4 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.

April 21, 2015  Water Shortage: No Showers AvailableDue to current drought conditions throughout the State of California, showers will be shut off at Caspers Wilderness Park until further notice. Restrooms, sinks and drinking water will still be available for as long as the well at the park will allow.

Please plan ahead to avoid any inconvenience. For more information on current drought conditions, visit droughtmonitor.unl.edu.