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Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary and Looking Ahead to March

Irvine Park Railroad Anniversary and Looking Ahead to March

Lots of fun activities coming up!  Mark your calendars:

Irvine Park Railroad 16th Anniversary – This Weekend!

Celebrate Irvine Park Railroad’s 16th anniversary on Saturday, February 25th and Sunday, February 26th. We’re rolling back prices to our original 1996 prices… including $2.00 train rides! It’s our way of saying thank you to all of our loyal customers who have visited Irvine Park Railroad over the years.  The anniversary celebration will also feature other $2.00 activities and concessions including carnival games, hot dogs, sodas, ice creams, popcorn, bounce house tickets and cotton candy. Face painting and panning for gold require two $2.00 tickets. FREE giveaways include Irvine Park Railroad balloons.  (Coupons, discounts and/or any other promotions are not valid on the anniversary celebration dates.) Please visit for details.

While at Irvine Regional Park, be sure and visit the parks other activities including Wheel Fun Rentals® at Irvine Park bike and paddle boat rentals, pony rides and the Orange County Zoo.  The park entrance fee is $5.00 per vehicle. Irvine Park Railroad opens daily at 10:00 AM. The cost for train tickets on the anniversary celebrations dates only is $2.00 per person; children younger than 12 months ride free. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park at 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869.  Become a fan of Irvine Park Railroad on Facebook ( or follow them on Twitter (


Round Canyon Family Hike
Thursday, March 15th 10:00am to 11:30am

Join the Irvine Ranch Conservancy on a fun filled adventure to discover the unique ways animals and birds in Round Canyon adapt their life cycle to the changing seasons. Families will take a short and easy nature walk, stopping several times to make fun nature sounds and wiggle like a real Round Canyon resident! Be ready for their fun outdoor adventure by wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Off-road strollers are welcome!

This program is perfect for the whole family, including off-road strollers! Parents and children will have an opportunity to take a little stroll through Round Canyon, nothing too challenging for little ones. While exploring the canyon, kids will discover what life is like for Acorn Woodpeckers, how the rain affects life in the canyon, and how flowers grow up nice and strong! In addition to hiking, children will create a fun craft to take home and enjoy! This program is geared for kids ages 3 – 6 years of age, but wee little ones are welcome as well. All children need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

You must register for the event, but it’s FREE.  The Conservancy plans to offer this as a series, keeping Sounds of the Season but rolling through Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall and ending the year with Fall to Winter — so keep your eyes on the website.

Pretend City  – March 17th
3rd Annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun and Wellness Fair
Details on the Pretend City website.

Irvine Lake Mud Run – March 31st
Did you know? Kids ages 2 – 12 can participate in the Gavin’s Mud Puddles Kid’s Course.  Go here for registration information and details.