Irvine Regional Park is an OC Parks regional park with playgrounds, the OC Zoo, Irvine Park Railroad, a lake, stable, surrey carts, & ponies.
Heritage Park in Irvine sports a water feature and lots of nautical play on its playground. It’s also near the public library and small lake.
Northwood Community Park in Irvine is also known as Castle Park. I think of it as a fortress fit for knights and princesses.
The San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine is home to Sea & Sage Audubon House. Walk wide dirt trails & see the wildlife in the ponds.
Mason Regional Park in Irvine is a lovely regional park with a lake and multiple playground areas. Use it as a picnic spot or a family walk.
Turtle Rock Community Park houses the Turtle Rock Nature Center, as well as an outdoor playground and natural park area for picnics.