April 21, 2018
7:00 AMKids' Fishing Derby

OC Parks would like to invite you and your kids to a fun morning of fishing at Tri-City Regional Park! This Kids’ Fishing Derby (for ages 15 and under) is designed to teach kids how to fish, while giving them an opportunity to catch a few from our lake.

Whether this is your first time fishing or you’re a regular, you will have fun trying to catch some fish! Instructors will be on hand to demonstrate, assist and answer any questions.

Please bring your own fishing pole. If you do not have a fishing pole, there will be some available for loan. The lake will be stocked with 2,000 lbs. of trophy-sized catfish and there will be a five-fish limit. Trophies will be awarded for the biggest fish! Adults will not be permitted to fish until the event is over.

  • RSVP required, please contact Audra Fishel at (714) 834-3440 or audra.fishel@ocgov.com.
  • On the morning of the event, be sure to register at the OC Parks check-in table.
  • Event and parking are free.
  • Food will be available for purchase.
April 21, 2018
8:00 AMKeep It Wild Volunteer Day

Join OC Parks and Laguna Canyon Foundation at one of our habitat restoration stewardship events in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park as we learn and work together to create a healthier habitat for the native plants and wildlife that call the canyon their home. Depending on the time of year, volunteers will assist with various stewardship activities, including removal of non-native plants, seed collection, and/or planting of native plants.

  • No experience is necessary and all tools will be provided.
  • Please wear long pants, close toed shoes, sun protection and bring water.
  • Come out and join the team to help restore the wild lands we all enjoy!
  • Big Bend Staging Area.
  • Youth ages 16 and 17 are eligible to volunteer with parent permission. A form is required to be signed by their parent or guardian prior to starting the volunteer activities.
  • Youth under the age of 16 are not eligible to volunteer unless accompanied by an adult or guardian.
  • Forms are available on this page: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free for Keep It Wild volunteers!
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OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 21 – August 23 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music with friends and family under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.

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The County has made significant progress on the project, and a modified public access route will be restored April 7, 2018.

While environmental remediation work is ongoing in some areas, the work zones will be secured by temporary construction fencing. A slightly modified trail route will allow public use of a trail for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian activity only while being separated from continuing project and maintenance activities.