Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Sunday, October 9, 2022

History Hike: Irvine Park’s 125th Birthday

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Interpretive

Celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th birthday all through 2022! Each month we will take a deeper look into California’s first County Park and discover the fascinating details that make Irvine Park unique to Orange County. Topics will range from native flora and fauna, Early Inhabitants, and architectural design to military use, ranching days, and the future of Irvine Regional Park.

This walking history tour is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per vehicle. Registration is encouraged. We will travel about 1-2 miles at a leisure pace.

Sunday, October 9th, Fun Things to Do in the Park!

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

*PLEASE NOTE: the park may be impacted by the Pumpkin Patch occurring at the same time. Please give yourself additional time to enter through the park and to find parking.

History Hike: Irvine Park's 125th Birthday
Date:
Sun, 10/09/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
36 of 50
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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Living Historian at Civil War Cannon

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Living Historian at Civil War Cannon

Come chat with a Civil War living historian at the cannon in Irvine Regional Park. The volunteer will share the history of the 1853 Howitzer cannon and how it came to be at its current location. Hear recounts of other historical elements found in and around Irvine Regional Park’s long history.

The volunteer may take periodic breaks. Check with the Nature Center on future Civil War reenactor visits!

You can find the Civil War living historian located at the cannon and Spanish-American War Veterans monument at the lake, near the snack stand and boat house, between Parking Lots U and T.

For further questions, please contact Resource Specialist Kelley Brugmann at kelley.brugmann@ocparks.com and 714-973-6625

Living Historian at Civil War Cannon
Date:
Sun, 10/16/2022
Time:
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
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Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Toddler Treks: Amazing Arachnids!

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Interpretive

Our eight-legged friends are truly amazing arachnids! Discover the wonders of their little lives and the big impacts they have in nature. Hear a fun tale about a spinning spider and create your own arachnid craft to take home.

This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Space is limited; parents must register themselves and each child. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

Toddler Treks: Amazing Arachnids!
Date:
Tue, 10/18/2022
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
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Sunday, November 13, 2022

History Hike: Irvine Park’s 125th Birthday

Interpretive
Interpretive

Celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th birthday all through 2022! Each month we will take a deeper look into California’s first County Park and discover the fascinating details that make Irvine Park unique to Orange County. Topics will range from native flora and fauna, Early Inhabitants, and architectural design to military use, ranching days, and the future of Irvine Regional Park.

This walking history tour is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per vehicle. Registration is encouraged. We will travel about 1-2 miles at a leisure pace.

Sunday, November 13th, Eat Your Way Through Irvine Park’s History

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

*PLEASE NOTE: Space is limited due to program materials, you must register for this program. If you have any known food allergies, please contact Kelley for any food item inquiries.

History Hike: Irvine Park's 125th Birthday
Date:
Sun, 11/13/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 12:00am on 10/13/2022
More Information  

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Toddler Treks: Scampering Squirrels

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Interpretive

Those scampering squirrels have quite the busy lives. They’re hiding so many acorns to keep as food for winter, but sometimes they may forget where one is buried! Hear tales about these silly squirrels and create your own memory game to play at home.

This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Space is limited; parents must register themselves and each child. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

Toddler Treks: Scampering Squirrels
Date:
Tue, 11/15/2022
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 12:00am on 10/15/2022
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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Bird Walk in Irvine Regional Park

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Bird Walk in Irvine Regional Park

Stroll through the park searching high and low for our flittering friends. Listen for their sweet song and hear fun associations to help you remember these birds. Program is geared for all levels, though is focused for beginner-intermediate level birder. Bring your binoculars, sun protection, comfortable shoes, and an eye for spotting our feathered friends!

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

Bird Walk in Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Wed, 11/16/2022
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
23 of 25
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Sunday, December 11, 2022

History Hike: Irvine Park’s 125th Birthday

Interpretive
Interpretive

Celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th birthday all through 2022! Each month we will take a deeper look into California’s first County Park and discover the fascinating details that make Irvine Park unique to Orange County. Topics will range from native flora and fauna, Early Inhabitants, and architectural design to military use, ranching days, and the future of Irvine Regional Park.

This walking history tour is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per vehicle. Registration is encouraged. We will travel about 1-2 miles at a leisure pace.

Sunday, December 11th, The Future of Irvine Park and You!
*This is the final program in this series!

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

History Hike: Irvine Park's 125th Birthday
Date:
Sun, 12/11/2022
Time:
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
50 of 50
More Information  

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Toddler Treks: Magnificent Moon

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Interpretive

The moon has many faces and influences so much life on Earth. Learn about the different phases of the moon through fun stories and create your own lunar craft.

This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Space is limited; parents must register themselves and each child. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

Toddler Treks: Magnificent Moon
Date:
Tue, 12/20/2022
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 12:00am on 11/20/2022
More Information