Join OC Parks on Saturday, Oct. 1, to celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th anniversary. This free, family-friendly event will showcase the park’s historical significance while highlighting its continued importance in the community.
The Irvine family gifted the land that is now Irvine Regional Park to the County in 1897, creating California’s first regional park. The park’s 125thanniversary celebration will highlight moments of times past through several historical activities and demonstrations. Enjoy Shakespeare and dance performances as well as zoo demos, naturalist chats and more. Bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy free concerts on the Acorn Stage starting at 2:30 p.m. with performances by Flashback Heart Attack and Analog Jukebox.
“The whole community is invited to celebrate Irvine Regional Park’s 125th anniversary, one of Orange County’s premier natural spaces for family recreation and educational opportunities,” said Vice Chairman Donald P. Wagner, Orange County Board of Supervisors. “The anniversary presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy planned activities for the whole family, including entertaining performances that share the park’s history and traditions.”
The 125th anniversary celebration will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The event will offer a self-guided historical tour, interactive booths and demonstrations such as Adobe brick-making, basket-weaving, candle-making, blacksmith demos, commemorative giveaways and much more. A variety of food options will be available for purchase.
Parking is $5 per vehicle at Irvine Regional Park. Offsite parking is also available for $5 at Santiago Canyon College Lots 1 and 2 with free shuttle service to and from the event. Please enter the college off of Newport Boulevard.
Irvine Regional Park has something for everyone with fishing, picnic areas, the OC Zoo and the Irvine Park Railroad.