May 22, 2017
8:30 AMWildflower Walk – Round Canyon

Come join a morning wildflower walk in Round Canyon! Wildflowers come in all shades, shapes and colors. From the delicate and diminutive to the big and bold, April is a great time to explore these seasonal beauties! Get an up close look at the blooms and enjoy the majestic scenery of the surrounding canyons and rolling hills. We will also discuss the natural history, the wildfire ecology and the proximity of the county landfill to Round Canyon.

  • Distance: 1.5 miles
May 22, 2017
9:00 AMTai Chi in the Canyon

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese exercise renowned for the benefits of its slow, non-stressful physical exercises as well as its meditative qualities. Baker Canyon offers a natural setting as a perfect location for deep breathing of the fresh air, energizing our internal energy (Qi) and using it to root ourselves to the land. The class will perform gentle warm up exercises directly associated with many of the moves and we will then learn and practice the Yang style.

  • The first hour will be dedicated to beginning students learning the first set and the second hour focuses on the advanced students to study the 2nd and 3rd sets.
  • All participants are welcome to either participate or observe both sessions as the gate will be closed for the 2 hour duration.
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May 11, 2017  Villa Park Dam Water Release

OC Public Works will be gradually releasing large amounts of water from behind Villa Park Dam into Santiago Creek located within Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Timing: Beginning Sunday, May 14th, 2017 and continuing for approximately two weeks

Work Hours: 9 p.m. through 4 a.m.

Note: The release will take place after the park is closed and all trail access points within the park will re-open during normal operating hours the next day. The water release is scheduled to stop early in the morning to allow for proper drainage.

As part of ongoing flood control maintenance, the release of water is necessary to reduce the potential for flooding. Project safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of the public. Staff will also be on site until the project is complete. The public is advised to avoid the project area during active water releases.

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May 2, 2017  OC Parks Presents Sunset CinemaThe County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the first Sunset Cinema film series, featuring 12 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Salt Creek Beach, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Yorba Regional Park. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 3 – August 18 around sunset.
April 19, 2017  New Exhibit Features Segerstrom Family ArchivesThe Old Orange County Courthouse will host Segerstrom Pioneering Spirit: The American Dream from April 25 to July 14, spotlighting the Segerstrom family's influence on Orange County.

The show will showcase imagery from the Segerstrom family archives and Ruth Ann Moriarty's archives. The exhibition tells the story of the Segerstrom family's journey from Sweden to the United States, and their subsequent accomplishments and achievements developing Orange County -- both commercially and civilly -- into the international destination it is today.

April 3, 2017  OC Parks 2017 Summer Concert Series10 free concerts bring Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Matt Costa, and a surprise guest to the OC Parks summer stage.