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“Lots to do here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Irvine Regional Park

Irvine Regional Park
1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92862
714-633-8074
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Orange
Type: Playgrounds, Zoos, Scenic Railroads, Bodies of Water, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Historic Sites
Activities: Picnicking
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Brea, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lots to do here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

One of the better regional parks, this sprawling park includes both native landscape, and grassy play areas. The zoo is surprisingly good, and small kids will like the train ride. Lots of hiking, and biking options. Grab food from local places just outside the park and enjoy a nice picnic.

Visited July 2012
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Fountain Valley, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Park”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

It's a very large park. That's all there is to it. Nothing more, nothing less. It's kind of nice, but parking is a waste of $10.

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Cypress, California
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18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Been Going Here for 50 Years and Still Love It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I first went to Irvine Park while dating my husband to be. We took our children there, and now our grandchildren. It's a great way to spend the day. It has everything: bike rentals, boat rentals, horse rentals, train ride, and the Orange County Zoo. You can picnic on the many tables, or go for a hike.

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Orange County
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“A Day of Family Fun- Have plenty of $5 bills”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our family of five really enjoyed our trip to IRP yesterday. It sits at the base of the hills where you'll see hikers, mountain bikers and horsebackriders enjoying the trails. At the park, you can choose to ride the mini train (1 mile scenic ride), take a pony ride (walking or riding), visit the Orange County Zoo (which is the cleanest, prettiest zoo we have been to with well cared for animals), picnic (plenty of picnic tables and benches), hold an outdoor birthday party, visit the petting zoo (At the zoo. My kids loved brushing the docile goats.), stroll the green lawns (where there are ducks and gorgeous peacocks roaming), visit the Nature Center (my favorite), go paddleboating on the small manmade lake, or rent a bike/surrey to pedal around on. There is also a play park on the grounds. Parking is $5, as is most everything else, except the Zoo is $2 and the Nature Center is free. They have a concession stand too. This place is an EXCELLENT backdrop for family photos, by the way. There are beautiful towering Sycamore and Live Oak trees to pose with. Dogs are allowed too!

Visited April 2013
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La Habra, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
52 attraction reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

great for the whole family. get here early and plan to spend the day. lots to do for everyone. i love to have family picnics here.

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