A newly created 3.3-mile trail system opened March 27 near Irvine Lake, offering sweeping mountain-to-ocean views.
In the spring, nature treats us to a dazzling display of wildflowers. Poppies, lupines and other blossoms paint Orange County’s hills with splashes of orange, purple and yellow.
The prominent, rocky crown of Quail Hill rises roughly 200 feet above its grasslands. The outcropping stands as a sentinel of the Irvine Southern Open…
The Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is a natural treasure: 7,000 acres of preserved wilderness featuring coastal canyons and Orange County’s only natural lake. However, this oasis does face risks.
UCI professor studies the mental health benefits of spending time in the great outdoors
Picturesque rock formations, caves and panoramic ridgelines are part of the beauty of Fremont Canyon.
With sunset occurring earlier in November, Irvinites on their way home from work or school can watch for local wildlife that is active at dusk.
How The Irvine Ranch’s open space won national distinction.
See where all 277 Irvine parks are located and why they’re perennially ranked among the top 10 in America by the Trust for Public Land.
Irvine residents are exceptionally healthy, according to several surveys, and one likely reason lies outdoors, in the city’s more than 270 parks and tens of thousands of acres of permanently preserved open space.