Dana Point Harbor’s Annual Festival of Whales Celebration + Giveaway!

Hosting their 46th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WHALES, the County of Orange, OC Parks, and Dana Point Harbor would like to invite families to join the migration ritual celebration from winter to spring with activities both on land and sea for two weekends this month – March 4 & 5, 11 & 12! The celebration includes a sand sculpting competition, Wyland art lessons, whale watching excursions, sailing and stand up paddle boarding clinics, free movie screenings, art at the park, clam chowder cook off, drone and GoPro demonstrations, live music, food, and more!

Educational: Irvine Park Railroad’s Fourth Grade California History Education Program | @IrvineParkRR

I’ve got the 411 on this year’s Fourth Grade California History Education Program! Photo Courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad. Take a trip back in time with Irvine Park Railroad’s 2014 Fourth Grade California History Education Program. This fun program – created by teachers, for teachers – is a hands-on learning experience and meets the State of California curriculum requirements for fourth grade history/social science. Parents and kids can experience this fun-filled field trip on their public day, Saturday, March 8th! (Reservations required). Photo Courtesy of Irvine Park Railroad. The program features six stations: Train Rides: The train takes both children and adults on a trip through beautiful and scenic Irvine … READ MORE >>

Haunts, Harvests and Pioneers at Heritage Hill Historical Park @OCParks in October! #Halloween

This fall OC Parks and Heritage Hill Historical Park offers a full calendar of events to get your family into the autumn spirit. Visit Heritage Hill Historical Park October 18, 19 and 27 in costume, with your trick-or-treat bag in hand and with your family and let the seasonal adventures take you places beyond your imagination. More details below…

SALE: 2013 OC Parks Annual Parking Passes 50% Off Aug 1st! @OCParks

Does your family love Orange County parks? Did you know they have annual parking passes? Starting August 1st, you can get the parking passes for 50% off! Spend more time in the great outdoors with family, friends and OC Parks in 2013. OC Parks annual parking passes and decals allow for convenient parking at your favorite regional and wilderness parks, as well as all County beach parks. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, exploring, surfing or rest and relaxation in nature with simple pre-paid parking at all locations. Limestone Canyon. Photo Courtesy of OC Parks. The annual regional and wilderness parking passes and parking decals, as well as the separate annual beach … READ MORE >>

An Eggstravaganza Play Date Adventure at Irvine Park Railroad | @IrvineParkRR #EggHunt

Egg Hunting Season have begun everywhere and so we met with friends for an egg hunting play date last week at Irvine Park Railroad. Here are some of the highlights… Face Painting – 2 Tickets This is the first time my son let anyone do this! Super excited. Bounce House – 1 Ticket for 10 minute jump If your child has trouble transitioning, talk to the attendant – they are really understanding and will cut you some slack. I won a pony ride in one of the eggs! Woohoo! Cookie Decorating – 1 Ticket per cookie Train Rides – 1 Ticket per Person This is now a tradition for us. … READ MORE >>