Irvine Park is located in the city of Orange and is about 20 minutes from Anaheim. It is the largest park in Orange County (477 acres). This park has lakes, creeks, lagoon, Oak and Sycamore trees, waterfall, bridges, playgrounds, bike trails and paddle boats.
The park also has its own Zoo and train rides. The Zoo is limited, nothing like the San Diego Zoo, but good enough for young kids – entrance fee is much more affordable.
The train ride is a must for families with young kids. You can preview what the park has to offer before you settle in for the day. While you are in the train-ride area you might as well take the kids to the Pony rides next door.
Pick an area under one of the big trees or under the shaded shelters. Best places are close to the main lake - where the rental store and snack bar are.
You can rent bikes to use along the bike trails or rent a paddle boat (aqua-cycle) for the lake.
Rentals are available throughout the summer, weekends and holidays.
If you have a workout in mind you can use the bike trails as a nice long hiking trail, play horseshoes at one of the pits, catch a game of Volleyball or Baseball.
Irvine Regional Park1 Irvine Park Road Orange, CA 92862 (714)973-6835 or (714)973-3173