Tag: O’neill Regional Park

Acorn Day

AcornDayFlier2015-page-001Come celebrate Acorn Day under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park. It’s a free, family-friendly day of excitement and learning with activities for every age:

  • free crafts for kids
  • live butterfly enclosure
  • games, face painting
  • live music
  • nature exhibits
  • oak tree planting
  • ukulele lessons for kids.

Guided nature hikes to the Water Tower will be offered at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

Presentations throughout the day include Journeys to the Past, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary, Inside the Outdoors, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Reserve K-9 Program, The Hummingbird Story and a live butterfly release at 2:30 p.m. by Western Monarch Guardians.

Participants also include OC Trails, The Helena Modjeska Foundation, Tree of Life Nursery, Orange County Fire Watch, OC Parks, Earthroots Field School, The Saddleback Area Historical Society, Southern California Bluebird Club, Saddleback Canyon Riders, SHARE Mountain Bike Club, Southwestern Field Herping Associates and The Institute for Wildlife Studies and more.

  • When: Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Where: O’Neill Regional Park, 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
    Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
  • Cost: FREE
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World of Wolves

Wolf Haven International
Wolf Haven International

Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary located in South Puget Sound, between Portland, OR and Seattle, WA. Wolf Haven rescues and provides a lifetime home for over 180 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. In addition to their guided walking tours that offer visitors a rare, close-up view of wolves. Wolf Haven also provides a variety of educational programs and presentations focused on conservation-related themes.

Wolf Haven’s has several educational programs in and LA and Orange County at the Fountain Valley LibraryLocal REI’s and O’Neill Regional Park over the next couple of weeks. These programs are all FREE!

 Please call or check the website and/or venue to ensure that Wolf Haven is still scheduled for that day’s event before heading to the event.

Wolf Haven free presentations are a family-friendly educational program about the history and future of wolves in North America. The program includes engaging video footage of both wild wolves & wolves at Wolf Haven International, plus hands-on portion with animal skulls, tracks and antlers.

  • March 10, 2105 at Fountain Valley Library – 17635 Los Alamos St. Fountain Valley, Ca 92708 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm

  • March 11, 2015 at REI Northridge – 18605 Devonshire St. Northrdie, CA 91324 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

  • March 12, 2015 at REI Arcadia – 214 N Santa Anita Ave., Arcadia, CA 91006 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

  • March 18, 2105 at REI Manhatten Beach – 1800 Rosecrans Ave Ste E, Manhattan Beach, California 90266 from 7:00 -8:30 pm

  • March 19, 2015 at REI Tustin – 2962 El Camino Real, Tustin, California 92782

  • March 21, 2015 at O’Neill Regional Park – 30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd., Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678 – Wolf Haven International will present World of Wolves II, a family friendly educational program about wolf behavior, biology and social structure at O’Neill Regional Park.

  • March 24, 2105 at La Palma Library  – 7842 Walker St. La Palma, CA 90623 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm

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Weekend Hikes – January 3 & 4, 2015

Let’s do this!!! Okay,this may just be my excitement coming through for one of my New Year’s resolutions but really, what better way to get in shape then going hiking!

If your new here, welcome! This is a weekly post of OC Park’s weekend’s hikes. All of these hikes are led by an OC Park Ranger or by a staff member of OC Parks. One of the hikes in this weekend’s edition is the monthly “Carbon Canyon Redwood Hike”, this is a great hike for families. It’s an easy trek that comes complete with the reward of seeing a grove of Redwood trees right here in Orange County. I hope you find a hike that’s inspiring for you. Happy hiking!

Laguna Coast Park

Saturday, January 3, 2015

It’s a Dilley of a Hike
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Raise your spirits as well as your heart rate on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
  • Contact (949) 923-2235

Online Registration

Date: 1/3/2015
Time: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Nature Walk
OC Parks – O’Neill Regional Park

Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

 

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Contact: (949) 923-2260

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date: 1/3/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Redwood Hike
OC Parks – Carbon Canyon Regional Park

Join 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 9:30 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
  • Contact: (714) 973-3160

Parking: $5 per vehicle

Date: 1/3/2015
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Guided Interpretive Hike
OC Parks – Irvine Regional Park

Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Contact: (714) 973-6835
Date: 1/3/2015
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Ranger Led Nature Hike
OC Parks – Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park
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.

Date: 1/4/2015
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Explore California Native Plant Life on the Trail to Barbara’s Lake
OC Parks – Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Join us on a wonderful morning walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about our native California plant life. This easy 2-mile leisurely hike will be led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.

  • Ages 8 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 1/4/2015
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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Weekend Hikes Dec. 20 – 21, 2014

Here’s a list of your guided Weekend Hikes in our OC Parks.

Laguna Coast Park

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Nautre Walk at O’Neill Regional Park  – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike @ Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Family Hike @ Lagua Coast Wilderness Park – Join us on this very enjoyable, easy 3-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain).  Families welcome.  You will hike in one of the most diverse areas of the park, through a canopy of oaks, past Barbara’s Lake and back.  Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; and make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  12/20/2014
Time:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 Sunday, December 21, 2014

Bird Walk @ Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Spot native and winter resident birds, with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate 2-mile, level hike over uneven terrain through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars!
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

Online Registration

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ranger Led Nature Hike @ Caspers Wilderness Park – 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.

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

Morning Walk Around the Lake @ Laguna Niguel Regional Park – Come enjoy a wonderful mor http://gty.im/182059809 ning walk around the lake and learn about the native plants and critters in the park. This is an easy 2.5 mile walk (both paved and dirt trail) with no elevation gain. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer Naturalists. Dogs on leashes welcome.

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Meet at the parking lot closest to Shelter 3.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F & (949) 923-2240 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Family Hike in the Canyon @ Aliso & Wood Canyons Park –  Enjoy a hike with your family in the beautifully lush Wood Canyon, while exploring its wildlife with OC Parks Resource Specialist Rick Schaffer. This is a moderate 2-mile hike (300-ft elevation gain) over uneven and rocky terrain.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas, meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Hike: Free
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 7 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

Online Reservations

Date: 12/21/2014
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
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Hike off that Turkey

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After a delicious and (hopefully) relaxing day with the family, OC parks has plenty of choices for you to Hike off that Turkey.

Here’s your Hiking opportunities.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Wobble Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Walk off your Thanksgiving dinner on this slow-paced, 2-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain with OC Parks staff.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Road/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.


Online Registration

Date:  11/28/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Orange Friday at Irvine Regional Park – After overeating and hitting up the post-Thanksgiving sales, come out to the park to burn off some extra calories and get in the holiday spirit! OC Parks invites you to the first “Orange Friday” at Irvine Regional Park.Orange Friday is a family-friendly event with something for everyone! There will be three options available:

  • A Santa Cruise for the mountain bikers.
  • A Snowman Stroll for the hikers. There will also be a ranger-led interpretive hike beginning at 3 p.m.
  • A Rudolph Ride for the equestrians.

Costumes are encouraged based on your category. Come dressed to impress, as prizes will be awarded to the best dressed in each category. There will be plenty of giveaways! No one will go home empty handed!

This is a FREE event, parking is $3 per vehicle.

1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869

Click Here for more Info

Date:  11/28/2014
Time:  2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Nature Walk at O’Neill Regional Park – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn aboutTrabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

30892 Trabuco Canyon Rd, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  11/29/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Intrepretive Hike at Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

1 Irvine Park Rd, Orange, CA 92869

Date:  11/29/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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Ranger Led Nature Hike at Caspers Wilderness Park  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.

Date: 11/30/2014
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

 

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OC Parks Weekend Hikes

OC Parks Weekend Hikes before our Thanksgiving Day Feasts.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Let’s Go Hiking at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Do you want to take a hike with other nature enthusiasts? Enjoy a 3.8-mile, moderate (600-ft. elevation gain) hike through Laurel and Willow canyons with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. You will experience a variety of plant communities, from Coastal Sage Scrub to Oak Woodland and enjoy a view of the ocean at the top. Minimal interpretation, but questions welcome. The terrain can often be rocky and uneven.

  • Participants should bring water, a hat, a snack, and wear proper hiking shoes.

  • Ages 15 and up.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro Road intersection).

  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.

  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

  • Donation: $2/person.


Online Registration

Date: 

11/22/2014

Time: 

8:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Nature Walk at O’ Neill Regional Park – Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome

  • Fee: Free

  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

O’Neill Regional Park
30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
(949)923-2260 or (949)923-2256
oneillpark@ocparks.com

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date: 

11/22/2014

Time: 

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Interpetive Hike at Irvine Regional Park – Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome

  • Free

  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

    Irvine Regional Park
    1 Irvine Park Road
    Orange, CA 92869
    (714) 973-6835 or (714) 973-3173
    irvinepark@ocparks.com

Date: 

11/22/2014

Time: 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Birding Walk at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park – Spot native and winter resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over uneven terrain (up to 400-ft. elevation gain) through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States.

  • For ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars.

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (405 South to 133 south to stoplight at 73 turn-off; make a U-turn, go 1 block; Dilley is on the right).

  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.

  • Parking: $3/vehicle.

  • Donation: $2/person.


Online Registration

Date: 

11/23/2014

Time: 

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Ranger Led Nature Walk at Caspers Wilderness Park – 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.

Caspers Wilderness Park
33401 Ortega Hwy.( P. O. Box 395)
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Date:

11/23/2014

Time:

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

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Weekend Hikes

 wpid-2014-11-13_23.11.01.jpgHere’s your family-friendly hikes in Orange County for the weekend of November 15-16, 2014

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Nature Walk at O’Neill Regional Park
Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

O’Neill Regional Park

Date:  11/15/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike – Irvine Regional Park
Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

Irvine Regional Park

Date:  11/15/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Family Hike in the Canyon – Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Enjoy a hike with your family in the beautifully lush Wood Canyon, while exploring its wildlife with OC Parks Resource Specialist Rick Schaffer. This is a moderate 2-mile hike (300-ft elevation gain) over uneven and rocky terrain.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Rd, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas, meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Hike: Free
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 7 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Online Reservations

Date:  11/16/2014
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Morning Walk Around the Lake – Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Come enjoy a wonderful morning walk around the lake and learn about the native plants and critters in the park. This is an easy 2.5 mile walk (both paved and dirt trail) with no elevation gain. Led by Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer Naturalists. Dogs on leashes welcome.

  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Meet at the parking lot closest to Shelter 3.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F & (949) 923-2240 Sat/Sun
  • Donation: $2 per person
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Ages 8 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)

 

Online Reservations

Date:  11/16/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
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Weekend Hikes

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Looking to sneak in some extra exercise before Thanksgiving? Hiking just may be the way to go.

Besides the health benefits, hiking is something the entire family can have fun doing. My girls love going on family hikes and exploring along the way. Hiking doesn’t any require special equipment or any special level of expertise to get started.

The following are guided hikes that range from family friendly to challenging and give you the chance to explore some of our gorgeous O.C. Parks.

 

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Nature WalkO’Neill Regional Park
Join our Naturalists on a nature walk and learn about Trabuco Canyon animals and nature. Light to moderate walk on mostly paved roads. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance of the park.

  • Ages: All Ages Welcome
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle

(Event is conditional on the weather.)

Date:  11/8/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

Morning Fitness Hike
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Take a mildly strenuous 2.5 mile hike along the Back Bay with Preserve staff.  Hike will begin in front of the Muth Center, please meet on the patio at 8:45am.  Restrooms and water fountain are available. The hike is on both paved and dirt paths with mostly flat surfaces.This hike explores the uplands area of the bay- with opportunities to see the birds, mammals and reptiles that make this habitat their home.  Minimal interpretation, but questions are welcomed.

  •  Space is limited and pre-registration is required for all classes.
  • Please phone (949) 923-2275, or e-mail unbic@ocparks.com to register
Date:  11/8/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

California Native Plant & Wildflower Hike
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this moderate but fast-paced, steep and rocky, 4.8-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain).

  • Ages 12 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, approximately 3.5 miles south of I-5/405).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri, 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
  • Donation: $2/person.


Online Registration

Date:  11/8/2014
Time:  9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Guided Interpretive Hike
Irvine Regional Park
Join our naturalists on a nature walk and learn about the local plants, animals and history of Irvine Park. Light to moderate walking on both paved paths and trails. Meet at the Nature Center near the OC Zoo in parking lot #19.

  • All ages welcome
  • Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
Date:  11/8/2014
Time:  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Don’t forget the Hoot N’ Howling Night Hike at Carbon Canyon Regional Park – this is a great family hike with fun activities for the kids. 

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sunday Fitness Hike
Aliso & Wood Canyons Park
Enjoy a fresh, coastal breeze as you get your workout in the park on this strenuous fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (1,100-ft elevation gain). Hike through lush Wood Canyon and up surrounding ridges with OC Parks Resource Specialist Rick Schaffer.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 M-F or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun
  • Parking: Free
  • Ages 15 and up
  • Reservations Required Online (link below)


Online Reservations

Date:  11/9/2014
Time:  8:30 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Geology Hike at Willow
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
Enjoy an afternoon of unspoiled canyon views and learn about the geology of this area.  The rocks and fossils reveal fascinating stories about the park’s ancient environments. This will be a 3.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (600-ft. elevation gain).

  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Rd, just south of El Toro Rd intersection).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle. Donation: $2/person.


Online Registration

Date:  11/9/2014
Time:  1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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Weekend Roundup

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Since there’s so much going on this weekend, I thought I’d put them all together for a weekend roundup.

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All Month Long:

Spooky Science everyday at Discovery Science Center

Thomas and Friends everyday at Discover Science Center

Boomont Park  every Friday, Saturday & Sunday at Belmont Park

Spooktacular Saturday’s every Saturday at OC Great Park

Pumpkin Patch  everyday at Tanaka Farms

Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch everyday at Irvine Regional Park

Technique Cooking Classes every Sunday at Williams-Sonoma

Jr. Chef Classes every Saturday at Williams-Sonoma

Drop in and Draw at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity

Kidvasion, freebie deals for kids all over San Deigo

Zoomars Pumpkinpalooza everyday in San Juan Capistrano

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Friday, October 3, 2014:

Black and White Film Festival at Chapman Unversity

Tustin Tiller Days at Columbus Tustin Park

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Saturday, October 4, 2014:

Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach

Wolves: Myths and Legands at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary

Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park

Young Explorers at Columbia Memorial Space Center

Tustin Tiller Days and Parade at Columbus Tustin Park and Old Town Tustin

Julian Apple-Days Fesitval in Julian

Beginning Archery Class at Mile Square Park

Saturday Morning Cartoons and Quick Draw at Center for Living Peace

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Sunday, October 5, 2014:

Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach

Fall Family Festival at San Diego Childrens Museum

Free Day & Italian Family Festival/Columbus Celebration at Bowers Museum

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Acorn Day at O’Neill Regional Park

Acorn-DayCome join in under the oaks at O’Neill Regional Park for Acorn Day. This FREE event will have ranger led hikes and interpretive programs for families, as well as crafts, games, tree planting and much, much more.

Live animals will be on exhibit with a petting zoo! There will also be a butterfly enclosure.

Presentations will be going on throughout the day, including storytelling and acorn preparation demonstrations.

  • Saturday, October 4, 2014

  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • Parking is $5

  • All ages welcome

  • Food available for nominal fee

O’Neill Regional Park

30892 Trabuco Canyon Road
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678

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