Peters Canyon General Development Plan

Project Information

In 1992, the Irvine Company dedicated 340 acres of land to the County to be preserved as open space which is now called Peters Canyon Regional Park. The rolling hill and valley topography of the park offers visitors 8 miles of trails through a variety of native habitat areas. Plant communities consist of endangered coastal sage scrub, grasslands, oak, sycamore and willow woodlands, and non-native eucalyptus groves. Trails offer beautiful views of the mountains to the east and north and also to the 55-acre water body known as Peters Canyon Reservoir.

OC Parks is in the process of preparing a General Development Plan (GDP) for the park. The GDP will examine the physical, natural and cultural conditions of the park and its surrounding areas and provide a master plan that addresses current and future park programming needs, including parking, trail access, regional connectivity, and long-term management plans for ecological and hydrological sustainability within the park.

Previous Workshops 

Workshop # 4 -- 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015 at Orange County Fire Authority, 1 Fire Authority Road, Irvine

  • This workshop presented alternative alignments for a Class 1 multi-use trail through the park and adjacent Jamboree Road. The existing regional riding and hiking trail for both alternatives remained in the park. Participants provided comments on both alternatives. (Workshop Flier)
  • Workshop #4 Presentation Slide Deck (5 MB pdf)

Workshop # 3 -- 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Irvine Regional Park Soda Fountain Building


Workshop # 2 – 8 a.m. -- 12 p.m. Saturday, March 14 at Peters Canyon Regional Park (Workshop Postcard)

  • This workshop included an on-site survey with the project planning team.


  • An online survey was completed on March 31, 2015.

  • An informal survey through comment cards was circulated for feedback in the park March 13, 2015 8-11 a.m.

Comment cards were also available at the park until March 31, 2015.

Workshop # 1 – 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at Irvine Regional Park Soda Fountain Building
(Workshop Flier)

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