Irvine Regional Park is one of the largest public parks located in Orange. The park occupies over 160 acres of parkland. The park has a paved bicycle and walking trail meandering through the central park providing easy access to six playgrounds, two horseshoe pits, and lake, and four softball fields. The park has a three-mile equestrian path that skirts the perimeter of the central park catering to scenic views of the park. The park has tables and barbecue grills throughout the 491-acre park with comfortable parking and restroom facilities. Irvine Regional Park offers four party pavilions that can be booked for parties and birthday functions. Sycamore Hill group area is the latest reservable private picnic area located within the park. Trees and shaded turf areas has a serene setting for outdoor activities. Santiago Creek cuts the park and a pond with a stone-work waterfall and footbridge is situated in the heart of the park.
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IRVINE REGIONAL PARK REVIEWS
Irvine Park is truly a gem. It's beautiful Coast Live Oaks and other huge shady trees are plentiful. There are miles and miles of walkways and paths and places for people to find space and chill. The farmers market on Tuesdays is free, and there are tons of activities for kids and for people of all ages. 2 lakes, a little guest sized train to circle the park, horses to ride, a zoo, playgrounds, a boat house, and more! Restrooms are available as well as concessions.
Not too crowded. Line to get in was fast. Loved the zoo grandkids alo loved it. Have never seen so many green birds there. Restrooms: They were clean.
So, there's a Zoo - Orange County Zoo, a petting zoo, a train ride, pony rides, ball fields, picnic area. GREAT place to take the little ones !
Eisenhower Park is a beautiful public park located in Orange, California. It is a large park featuring a pond filled with fish and ducks, walking trails, and BBQ grills. The park consists of a formal core surrounded by protected zones of grassland, outdoor fitness equipment, woodland, and lakes. The park has plenty of seating areas, a large pond, and an adventurous kid's playground. Eisenhower Park has ample parking areas. The most notable feature of the park is its stream with fountains. Water flows under bridges and along paths to a large lake off Lincoln Avenue. All the benches are made of materials that are recycled. The landscaping and mature trees are beautiful, as are the meandering pathways.
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EISENHOWER PARK REVIEWS
We have explored many public parks in orange county but this park was a class apart. Very big park with green lawns, a lake, a small waterfall, a stream and a long water body with fountains and hundreds of water birds swimming around. A great refreshing walk along park periphery is over a mile. Lots of benches and picnic tables spread all over. Very clean restrooms and no homeless around. Children play equipment at two places. This is a must visit park for relaxing or brisk walk on paved pathways with green well maintained lawns all around.
I loved this park when I was a kid. Really great memories. Even now anytime I find myself in that area I have to stop by and sit and think of all the happy times I had there.
Great quiet place to walk your dog. Just recommend to bring pepper spray there’s a lot of trailers parked there and a lot of sketchy individuals. I had a guy following me the other night and when I took out my pepper spray and made a gesture towards him he backed off.
Santiago Oaks Regional Park offers the visitor a sense of isolation from the urbanized environment. The native plant life mingled with the specimen forest in the Rinker area provides an atmosphere of relaxation and serenity. The park has a series of interconnecting trails perfect for equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikes. The park trails also provide a way to the Anaheim Hills Trail System and offer beautiful views of northern Orange County. The nature center, which was established in the summer of 1981, offers exhibits and schemes on various natural history topics. Park Rangers offer a variety of interpretive activities including nature walks, slide activities, and films. Group programs are conferred for a nominal fee and must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
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SANTIAGO OAKS REGIONAL PARK REVIEWS
Large park with many trails of different difficulty levels. $3.00 for weekdays. $5.00 for weekends. They have a small but nice nature center. There are alot of cyclists/bikers at this park, so be careful. The best views require some steep climbing but well worth it. There is an array of flora and fauna here. Wildlife I saw were lizards, beetles, birds, coyote, and mule deer. I recommend going on a trail but coming back on a different one so you can see different parts of the park. Also, if you like history there are informational displays to inform you about the people and changes this area went through. Due to the damage of the natural habitat over the years, there appears to be a large effort to restore it so please stay on the trails. This was a wonderful park so if you are a hiker who loves nature, this park is for you. Enjoy!
One of my new favorite places in orange county to visit, there are a bunch of trails to go on ranging from easy to difficult. Great area to walk with family, friends, and even dogs. Keep an eye out and you'll come across some critters. You do have to pay to enter, and there are restrooms in the area before starting on the trails.
Beautiful spot for a hike, many different terrains in shirt proximity. Uphill sections can be slippery so make sure your footwear is appropriate if you want to walk these trails - plenty of flat trails to walk too if uphill isn't your jam.