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OC Parks JUNE 2013 Outdoor Calendar of Events



June 1 – Pancake Breakfast and Equestrian Ride 

8:30 – 11 a.m.

OC Parks and Orange Park Association (OPA) invite you to a pancake breakfast followed by an equestrian ride throughout Irvine Regional Park. Few things bring people together better than a shared meal. A delicious breakfast of pancakes, eggs and bacon will be cooked by Irvine Park Rangers! The park staff looks forward to meeting the community that regularly visit Irvine Regional Park. After breakfast, OPA will be leading equestrian rides through the park’s best trails. Beginner and advanced rides available. All participants who RSVP will be entered into a drawing for OC Parks and OPA goodies! Please RSVP to Bill Klovstad at billklovstad@gmail.com by May 29th to be entered into the drawing.




Location: Irvine Regional Park. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869 Website: www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973–6835

Special Instructions: For more information, please visit: http://ocparks.com/civicax/inc/blobfetch.aspx?BlobID=26644


June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Nature Walk
9 – 10:30 a.m.

Join our Naturalist 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.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park, 30982 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
Website: www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2260

Special Instructions: All ages welcome. Meet at the Nature Center just inside the main entrance.


June 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 – Redwood Grove Hike
9:30 – 11 a.m.

Join OC Parks' trained staff on an easy 1.1 mile 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 way. The hike begins each Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. from the park's Nature Center. Don't forget to visit our Nature Center when you are there, too!

Location: Carbon Canyon Regional Park. 4442 Carbon Canyon Road, Brea, CA 92823

June 1 – Caspers Park Foundation Meeting

9:30 – 11 a.m.
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-3160
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/carboncanyon/

Special Instructions: All ages.

Interested in volunteering at Caspers Wilderness Park?

Join our monthly meeting held in the Caspers Wilderness Park Nature Center. This is a great opportunity to learn just what volunteers do, as well as meet others who love nature, the outdoors, and preserving the park for all. Meeting starts at 9:30 am followed at 10 am by an informative lecture presented by guest speakers. This month’s speaker is Laura Eisenberg who will be discussing Coyotes.  
Location: Caspers Wilderness Park.  33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions:  Ages 16 years and up. To sign up call Cindi Morgan at (949) 923-2207 or cindi.morgan@ocparks.com. Please bring a favorite dish for the potluck.


June 1 – Walk in Our Wild Side Nature Walk
10 a.m.– 11 a.m.

Join a Park Naturalist on an easy walk approximately 1 mile long in our Natural Area. See birds, hawks, insects, butterflies, and native plants. Recommended: Hat, binoculars, drinking water, and comfortable shoes.

Location: Mile Square Regional Park. 16801 Euclid, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/milesquare/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6600

Special Instructions: Meet at the entrance of the Natural Area just located next to parking Lot F. Event conditional upon the weather.


June 1 – Dr. Sue’s Insect and Arthropod Zoo
1 – 4 p.m.

Dr. Sue Van Vorhis Key, PhD. has a zoo full of amazing live insects and arthropods. Look, listen and learn! You can even touch an insect, if you like. Try out our insect scavenger hunt, sorting arthropods, and making your own insect to take home!  

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: Free, donations appreciated Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 7 and up. 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).


June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Ranger Led Campfire Program
8 – 9 p.m.

Join us Saturday night at the amphitheater for this Ranger led talk on local animal life, set to the glow of fire light. This event is only open to those camping at O’Neill Regional Park. No access for day use after sunset.

Location: O’Neill Regional Park. 30982 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92678
Website: www.ocparks.com/oneillpark/
Cost: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2260 or (949) 923-2256
Special Instructions: Event is outdoors and dependent on weather conditions. 


June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Campfire Program
8 – 9 p.m.

Every Saturday night, join us for a campfire program that may include a slide presentation, wilderness safety, games and activities for children, animal adaptations, skins and skulls, a live animal demonstration and a chance to visit the Nature Center. Topics may vary weekly. 

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2210
Special Instructions: All ages welcome!


June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – Nature Hike
8 – 9 a.m.

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. If rain, hike canceled.

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park. 33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2210

Special Instructions:  For more information, call the park at (949) 923-2210.  Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent are recommended.  


June 2 – Nature Center Open 
10 am – 2 p.m.

Nature Center open the 1st Sunday of each month. Join a Park Ranger for a tour of the nature center and learn about local history, flora and fauna.

Location: Santiago Oaks Regional Park. 2145 N. Windes Drive, Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://ocparks.com/santiagooaks/
Cost: Free Parking: $5 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6620

Special Instructions: All ages.


June 2 – Annual “Bugs and Butterflies” Event  
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Come and be a part of our annual free Bugs and Butterflies event on June 2, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  As you join along on the butterfly garden tour, you will learn about the life cycle of the butterfly, which plants to plant in your yard that attract butterflies, and insect and native plant connections.  There will also be fun crafts for the children to make and take home, along with live animal demonstrations.

Location: Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. 30952 Oso Parkway, Coto de Caza, CA 92679
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/rileypark/
Cost: Free Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923–2264


June 2 – Edible and Useful Plant Hike 
1  – 4 p.m.

Early pioneers found their uses for local and introduced plants, and now science is finding out about potentially valuable medicines in our wild backyard. Learn about these edible and useful plants during a moderate, but steep, uneven 2-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteer Naturalist, Karin Klein (author of 50 Hikes in Orange County).




Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/

Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle

Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro intersection).

June 4, 8, 18 – Modjeska House Tour 
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Docent-led tour of the historic house and grounds.
Mailing Address Online: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2534
Website:
http://www.ocparks.com/modjeskahouse/
Contact: (949) 923–2230


Special Instructions: Advance reservations required. Call (949) 923-2230. Directions provided with reservations. 

June 6 – 2013 Summer Concert Series – Dead Man’s Party with Michael Michael
6 – 8 p.m.

OC Parks welcomes back its annual concert series. Thirteen free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Salt Creek Beach will present local musical artists performing live in the outdoors June through August. Thursday, June 6 welcomes acclaimed Oingo Boingo tribute band Dead Man's Party performing with Michael Michael at Craig Regional Park.


All of the OC Parks Summer Concerts are part of The World Famous KROQ's ROQ N' Surf summer series. Shows are from 6 to 8 p.m., free concert admission with free parking and open to the public of all ages. Food trucks will have food available for purchase at each location. Friends and families are invited to come out and enjoy great local live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.


Location: Craig Regional Park. 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835.
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/craigpark/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (714) 973-3180
Special Instructions: All ages welcome.
June 7 – Explore the Plants on the Trail to Barbara’s Lake
9 – 11:30 a.m.

Join us on a wonderful morning walk to Orange County’s only natural lake while learning about our native California plant life. This 2-mile leisurely hike will be led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235

Special Instructions: 
Reservations required, sign-up online:
www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 8 and up. 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).
 
June 7, 14, 21, 28 – Wild Tales
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.


Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the natural history of the Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/  
Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2290


Special Instructions: Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.  


June 8 – 2nd Saturday Trail Work Day
8 – 11 a.m.


Come join park staff and our trail leaders by volunteering to assist with habitat restoration, non-native plant removal and trail work throughout Irvine Regional Park. Please wear jeans and durable shoes or boots. Park provides tools and gloves. Bring sunscreen, hat, snacks, and water.


Location: Irvine Regional Park. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869 Website: www.ocparks.com/irvinepark/
Cost: Free Parking: Free for volunteers  
Contact: (714) 973–6835
Special Instructions: Ideal for ages 12 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Large school groups/companies welcome. Call (714) 973-6836 for group registration.  
June 8 – California Native Plants & Wildflower Hike
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


Learn to identify native plants with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalist Nadine Nordstrom (author of the South Coast Wilderness Plant Identification Guide) on this moderate but very fast-paced, steep and rocky, 4.8-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain).
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702

Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 12 and up. 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). 


June 9 – Second Sunday Restoration Program
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join Preserve staff and other volunteers in enhancing the Bay’s habitat for local wildlife. Activities may include non-native plant removal, planting natives, watering, trash cleanup and Butterfly Garden maintenance. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided. 
Location: Upper Newport Bay. 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/  
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2290
Special Instructions: Minors aged 16 and younger must have legal guardian present at all times. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register. Program will be cancelled if inclement weather is present.  
June 11 – James Dilley Preserve Nature Hike  
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Join us for some time out in the wilderness on this leisurely 2-mile loop hike (370-ft elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain as you spot plants, animals or maybe their tracks and signs along the way.
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 12 and up. James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road). 
June 13 –Fitness Hike at Dilley
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235


Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 15 and up. James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/Sr-133 just north of 73 Toll Road). For questions, call (949) 497-8324.

June 13, 20, 27 – Tideland Tykes
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Join our preserve staff for a fun-filled parent and child experience that may include arts and crafts, story telling, hands-on activities or outdoor nature walks. Come prepared for an exciting outdoor experience!

Location: Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/uppernewportbay/  
Cost: $5 per student Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2290
Special Instructions: Ages 2 to 8 years recommended. Space is limited and registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.

June 13 – 2013 Summer Concert Series – Flashback Heart Attack with DJ Velvet Touch
6 – 8 p.m.

OC Parks welcomes back its annual concert series. Thirteen free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Salt Creek Beach will present local musical artists performing live in the outdoors June through August. Thursday, June 13
presents 80’s sensation Flashback Heart Attack with DJ Velvet Touch at Craig Regional Park.

All of the OC Parks Summer Concerts are part of The World Famous KROQ's ROQ N' Surf summer series. Shows are from 6 to 8 p.m., free concert admission with free parking and open to the public of all ages. Food trucks will have food available for purchase at each location. Friends and families are invited to come out and enjoy great local live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.

Location: Craig Regional Park. 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835.
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/craigpark/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (714) 973-3180


June 15 – Keep It Wild Volunteer Day
8 – 11 a.m.


Come on out and help restore the wild lands we so enjoy! There’s no better way to start a Saturday morning than by joining Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Parks staff in an invigorating project of non-native plant removal and/or planting native plants. Help us make a healthier environment for the native wildlife and for ourselves.


Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: Free Parking: Free for volunteers
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Nix Nature Center (Little Sycamore Staging Area) 1 mile north of the 73 toll road on the west side of the 133. 

June 16 – Restoration Day
8 – 11 a.m.
Help maintain the park you love by volunteering to help remove non-native brush for fire suppression and re-vegetation of native plantings. Please wear jeans and durable shoes/boots. Park provides tools/gloves/water. Bring sunscreen/hats/snacks.

Location: Peters Canyon Regional Park. 8548 E. Canyon View Ave., Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://ocparks.com/peterscanyon/
Cost: Free Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6611


Special Instructions: Ideal for ages 16 and up. Minors must be accompanies by an adult. Large school groups/companies welcome. Call (714) 973-6611 for group registration. Click link for online waivers - http://ocparksforms.com/. 

June 16 – Exploring San Juan Hot Springs Hike
8 – 11 a.m.
Please join Caspers Park Naturalist Karin Klein on a 1.5 mile journey through history and nature as we explore the San Juan Hot Springs. Learn about the history and geologic significance of the Hot Springs while enjoying the fresh air. Please bring water, sun protection, and sturdy shoes.

Location: Caspers Wilderness Park.  33401 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Website: www.ocparks.com/caspers/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2207 or (949) 923-2210
Special Instructions:  Ages 7 and up. Reservations required. Please contact Office Technician Cindi Morgan at (949) 923-2207 or cindi.morgan@ocparks.com. Limited spaces. Meet at Hot Springs parking lot on Hot Springs Road, behind fire station.


June 20 – Fitness Hike at Little Sycamore 
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 4.8-mile hike (400-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Not for beginners. Ages 15 and up. 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).    

June 20 – What’s For Lunch – Toddler Program
10 – 11 a.m.
Come find out what the zoo animals eat for lunch and dinner! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting zoo animals up close. Please see special instructions.

Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/
Cost: $5 per child (one adult included) Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6846
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 3 to 4 years old. Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes. 

June 20 – 2013 Summer Concert Series – OC Supertones with Mike Vitale 
6 – 8 p.m.
OC Parks welcomes back its annual concert series. Thirteen free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Salt Creek Beach will present local musical artists performing live in the outdoors June through August. The OC Supertones will bring ska to Craig Regional Park on June 20 performing with Mike Vitale
All of the OC Parks Summer Concerts are part of The World Famous KROQ's ROQ N' Surf summer series. Shows are from 6 to 8 p.m., free concert admission with free parking and open to the public of all ages. Food trucks will have food available for purchase at each location. Friends and families are invited to come out and enjoy great local live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.
Location: Craig Regional Park. 3300 State College Blvd., Fullerton, CA 92835.
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/craigpark/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (714) 973-3180
June 21 – A Morning Stroll to Barbara’s Lake
9 – 11:30 a.m.
Enjoy the outdoors and learn about diverse plant life on this leisurely paced, 2-mile hike with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 8 and up. 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).

June 22 – Wieder Work Days
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join park staff and other volunteers with enhancing Wieder Regional Park's natural resources. Located on the coastal bluffs of Huntington Beach, this unique habitat overlooks the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and Pacific Ocean. Activities may include non-native plant removal, trail maintenance or trash cleanup. No experience is necessary; water, snacks and tools are provided. 
Location: Harriett M. Wieder Regional Park. 19251 Seapoint Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/wiederpark/
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2290
Special Instructions: Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please phone (949) 923-2275, or email unbic@ocparks.com to register. Rain cancels the event.

June 22 – Cultural Resource Hike
9 – 11:30 a.m.


Learn how Native Americans of this area used various plants on this rigorous, steep and uneven 2-mile hike (490-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists.     
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235 or (949) 923-3702


Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 15 and up. James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just north of 73 Toll Road).  

June 22 – Modjeska Open House
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.


The open house is in conjunction with the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary’s Summerfest. Volunteers will be stationed throughout the house to answer your questions about the park and Helena Modjeska.  Reservations are not required.


Mailing Address Online: 25151 Serrano Road, Lake Forest, CA 92630-2534
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/modjeskahouse/
Contact: (949) 923–2230

Special Instructions: Please park at the off-site parking lot at the corner of Santiago Canyon and Modjeska road. There will be a shuttle to drive you to Arden, as well as Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.   

June 23 – Birding Hike 
8 – 11 a.m.
Spot native and summer 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. Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars! 


Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 12 and up. Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Road, just south of El Toro intersection). 

June 25 – Beginning Fitness Hike 
9 – 10:30 a.m.
Now is a great time to start a new fitness routine beginning with an easy 2-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain to Barbara’s Lake & back (100-ft. elevation gain). Join a Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer and registered dietitian to learn about fitness and nutrition during this 1.5-hour hike. Wear walking or hiking shoes, hat, sunscreen, and bring water. 
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 12 and up. James Dilley Preserve (east side of Laguna Canyon Rd/Sr-133 just north of 73 Toll Road).  

June 26 – Junior Zookeeper
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This unique 3 hour experience will give students a hands-on, behind the scenes view of what’s involved with caring for the OC Zoo animals. Students will have the opportunity to help prepare food, feed the animals, assist in cleaning the exhibits, and help create enrichment “toys” for the animals. Includes certificate, animal related souvenir, and photo(s) with an animal on a USB/flash drive.
Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/
Cost: $50 per child (one parent ONLY is included) Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6847
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 8 to 16 years old.  Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Limited spaces available!  

June 27 – Fitness Hike at Ridge Park 
8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 6.5-mile hike (700-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road,Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle  
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions: Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. Ages 15 and up. Not for beginners. Hiking poles suggested. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.) 

June 27 – Animal Art – Program for 5-8 year olds  
10 – 11 a.m.
Join us for an hour of fun and creativity with an animal theme! Come ready to get a little messy! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting animals up close. Please see special instructions.


Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/
Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6846
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 5 to 8 years old.  Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes. 

June 27 – 2013
OC Parks welcomes back its annual concert series. Thirteen free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park and Salt Creek Beach will present local musical artists performing live in the outdoors June through August. June 27 presents the Indie rock sensation The Devious Means with Cherokee Fade at Mason Regional Park.

All of the OC Parks Summer Concerts are part of The World Famous KROQ's ROQ N' Surf summer series. Shows are from 6 to 8 p.m., free concert admission with free parking and open to the public of all ages. Food trucks will have food available for purchase at each location. Friends and families are invited to come out and enjoy great local live music under the stars at OC Parks this summer season.
Location: Mason Regional Park. 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612
Website: www.ocparks.com/masonpark
Cost: Free Parking: Free
Contact: (949) 923-2220

June 28 – Under the Sea – Toddler Class
10 – 11 a.m.
Come learn all about creatures that live in the ocean! Class includes hands-on learning, fun crafts, and meeting animals up close.
Location: Orange County Zoo. 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869
Website: http://www.ocparks.com/oczoo/
Cost: $5 per child (one parent included) Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (714) 973-6846
Special Instructions: PHONE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call Marcy Crede-Booth, Education Coordinator at (714) 973-6846. For ages 3 to 4 years old.  Additional parents/siblings/family/friends must pay admission fee to enter zoo. Please note spaces fill quickly for toddler classes.

June 30 – Family Hike  
4 – 5 p.m.


Join us on this very enjoyable, easy 2-mile hike over moderate but uneven terrain (100-ft. elevation gain). Starting at Nix Nature Center we will hike one of the most diverse areas under a canopy of Oaks to Barbara’s lake and back. Hike is led by Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. 
Location: Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. 18751 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Website: www.ocparks.com/lagunacoast/
Cost: $2 donation per person Parking: $3 per vehicle
Contact: (949) 923-2235
Special Instructions:  Reservations required, sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities. 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).

OC Parks The OC Parks system encompasses 26 regional, wilderness and historical facilities, as well as coastal areas throughout the County of Orange in California. Featuring nearly 60,000 acres of parkland, open space and shoreline, Orange County’s award-winning parks and programs are enjoyed by millions of residents and visitors each year, in ways as diverse as the parks themselves.

OC Parks offers wilderness hikes. Campgrounds. World-class mountain biking. Nature centers. Nationally recognized historic sites. Fishing. Surfing. And the list goes on. Whether a visitor comes to jog or camp; whether a family holds a reunion at a park or meets friends at the beach, OC Parks offers everything you need to make every day a great one.
http://www.ocparks.com

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