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.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

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. Rain may cancel the program. For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com at 714-973-6625.

Bird Walk in Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Wed, 02/15/2023
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
22 of 25
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Sunday, February 19, 2023

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! Rain may cancel.

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, 02/19/2023
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, February 21, 2023

Toddler Treks: Scat-tastic Fun!

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Interpretive

Animals leave behind many types of clues to let us know they are around, but the ooey, gooey, smelly kind is the most fun! Animal poop, or scat, is a fun way to explore the local wildlife. Learn about the types of poo found from animals in Irvine Park and make a craft clay scat 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.

Please note the program may take place to the left of the nature center in front of the stage at the Deer Den picnic tables. Inclement weather may move the program indoors or will cancel.

Toddler Treks: Scat-tastic Fun!
Date:
Tue, 02/21/2023
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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Friday, February 24, 2023

OC Parks Volunteer Information Night

Special Events
Special Events

Join OC Parks staff and volunteers to learn about the various volunteer opportunities available in many of the OC Parks facilities. Travel around to park booths to meet park staff, ask questions, and learn what a “day in the life” of a typical volunteer at that facility would be like. Visit as many or as few park booths as you are interested in.

This is ideal if you are interested in learning more about the OC Parks Volunteer Program, need assistance getting connected with a park facility, or are an existing volunteer and would like to expand your volunteer role in OC Parks.

Light refreshments will be provided, and parking is free. We look forward to meeting you there!

OC Parks Volunteer Information Night
Date:
Fri, 02/24/2023
Time:
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
134 of 150
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Sunday, March 19, 2023

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! Rain may cancel.

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, 03/19/2023
Time:
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
All Ages
Family Friendly:
Yes
More Information  

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Toddler Treks: Springtime Babies

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Interpretive

Spring has sprung in Irvine Park and that means there’s more little baby animals! Not all baby animals look like their parents; some may have spots like a fawn or look completely different like a tadpole to a frog! Hear a fun tale about springtime and let’s go on a walk to look for signs of spring.

This fun program is geared for ages 2 – 6 years. Space is limited; parents/guardians 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.

Please note the program may take place to the left of the nature center in front of the stage at the Deer Den picnic tables. Inclement weather may move the program indoors or will cancel.

Toddler Treks: Springtime Babies
Date:
Tue, 03/21/2023
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 12:15am on 02/21/2023
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