Adventure Playground - University Community Park
For current information on Adventure Playground's re-opening, please click here.
Alcohol Use At City Facilities/Parks
Alcohol is allowed in certain City facilities and at parks available for reservation. An Alcohol Permit, ABC License, Security, Insurance, and a Certified Bartender may be required. An alcohol use fee will also apply. For further information on these items, call Facility Reservations at 949-724-6620.
Facility Reservations Home Page
Aquatics Center Programs - William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
The William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center is located adjacent to Irvine High School at 4601 Walnut Avenue. The center is the host to a variety of activities offered by the City of Irvine and many local swim clubs. A variety of activities are offered from swim lessons to swim teams, water polo and synchronized swimming, Dive In Movies and Lap Swim. Whether you are a Senior interested in Water Aerobics or a mom and toddler looking for some fun in the pool... we have something for everyone. For more information about the specific programs please call or visit:
William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center
Link to Local Swim Clubs
Outstanding Athletic Facilities are located throughout Irvine and are supervised by the City's Athletic Services section. The staff coordinates the allocation and reservation process of all City-owned sports fields.
For more info: Irvine's Athletic Field Sites.
Basketball - Adult Leagues
Adult Basketball Leagues are forming; call today to register! The Community Services Department is proud to offer one of the most successful adult Basketball Leagues in Southern California. For more details click here.
Irvine Adult Sports-Basketball
Bommer Canyon is a rustic, former Cattle Camp and a wonderful setting for special events such as parties, company picnics, weddings, family reunions and campouts. The fifteen-acre facility includes picnic-tables sheltered by a lush Sycamore canopy, a covered stage area, a barbeque pit, a large Chuck Wagon suitable for food preparation and service, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, a fire ring, and lots of open space. For availability, pricing information or to make a reservation call the City's Facility Reservations department at 949-724-6620. For general information or to schedule a walk-through of the facility please call the Nature Center at 949-724-6738, or visit our website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org.
Bounce Houses at City Community Parks
Bounce Houses are permitted at most community parks with a $30 Bounce House permit and a Picnic area reservation. Bounce Houses are also permitted at select non-reservable parks with just a $30 permit. Bounce House Vendors must provide the appropriate information to the City (business license and proof of liability insurance). The public is not permitted to bring their personally owned equipment. For a list of vendors already approved click here.
Class Instructors - Class Proposal/Advertising
Instructors seeking to teach classes, please visit http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/employment/teach_a_class.asp
To advertise in the Activity Guide, visit http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/classreg/default.asp e-mail email@example.com or call 949-724-6663.
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Park staff office: 949 724-6715, Picnic and Garden Reservations: 949 724-6620 and Softball and Soccer Field Reservations: 949 724-6830 or 724-6661.
The City of Irvine offers dance classes throughout the year at various City facilities and also at private facilities in Irvine and other local cities. Lessons are open to persons of all ages and skill levels and are taught by qualified dance instructors. Group classes are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Classes are offered in a wide variety of styles, including: ballet, tap, Jazzercize, hip hop, aerobic, ballroom, swing, country and more. For registration information, contact the City of Irvine Program Registration department: 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, CA 92606 or call 949-724-6610. To view class schedules and prices visit our website at www.IrvineQuickReg.org.
Deerfield Community Park
Deerfield Community Park boasts many amenities including sand volleyball courts, racquetball courts, an 18 hole Disc Golf course, tennis courts and children's play areas. The recreation building, operated by Community Services staff, includes a small multipurpose room with an attached kitchen as well as a separate craft room. The park is located at 55 Deerwood West near the corner of Irvine Center Drive and Deerwood, and is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sunday. Most of the amenities are free and open to the public; however, drop in picnics are limited to groups of fewer than 50. Rooms may be reserved through the Facility Reservations department by calling 949-724-6620, or for more information visit our website at http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/facilityresv/default.asp.
For more information about staff led activities at Deerfield Community Park call 949-724-6725, or visit their website at http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/classreg/deerfield_community_park.asp
Facility Rental Fees
The City of Irvine utilizes six different categories to determine fees for rental of City facilities. To determine the fees applicable to you or your organization, please review the Public Facilities Reservation and Fee Policy: Complete Policies and Fees or contact Facility Reservations at 949-724-6620.
Facility Reservations Home Page
Irvine's Facility Reservations Department is located at One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, on the second floor in the Community Services suite. Operational hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Community centers with various venues for birthday parties, anniversaries, weddings, reunions, social events, school functions, fundraisers, dances, and picnics are available for rental. Advance reservations are required. For further information call Facility Reservations at 949-724-6620, or visit the City website at http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/facilityresv/default.asp.
Facility Reservations Home Page
The City of Irvine offers fitness classes throughout the year at various City facilities and also at private facilities in Irvine and other local cities. Classes are open to citizens of all ages and skill levels and are taught by qualified fitness instructors. Group classes are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level participants. A wide variety of classes are offered including cardio, aerobics, Jazzercise, karate and kickboxing. For registration information contact the City of Irvine Program Registration: 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine, CA 92606 or call 949-724-6610. To view class schedules, visit our web site at www.IrvineQuickReg.org.
Game Schedules - Adult Leagues
Schedules for the City of Irvine's adult sports leagues are distributed and posted on the web once available, and updated when necessary throughout the season.
Schedules typically do not change once they are finalized. In the event of rain-outs or other circumstances that result in schedule changes, City staff notify team managers of the revised game schedule as soon as it is available. This notification is made either at the field, by phone or by email.
For more schedules click on the link below then select your sport.
Irvine Adult Sports
Harvard Skate Park
Harvard Skate Park skateboarding facility is located at the corner of Harvard and Walnut, adjacent to the Harvard Community Park building. The skatepark is operated under the supervision of Irvine's Athletic Services staff. Its many features include the Pyramid, the Spine, the Bowl, Rails, lights for night skating, picnic tables, restrooms and bleachers for spectators.
Visit the skate park website for additional information
Don't miss out... stop by the park today and give it a ride.
Heritage Park Community Center is located at 14301 Yale on the corner of Yale and Walnut. The Heritage Park Complex includes the Heritage Park Community Center, the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, the Irvine Fine Arts Center, the Youth Programs Office, the Child Resource Center and athletic fields. Amenities available to the public include sand volleyball and racquetball courts, outdoor stage, soccer fields, tennis courts, lighted basketball courts, baseball diamonds, three pools, two multi-use buildings, amphitheater, barbecues and picnic tables and a group picnic area. The Community Center houses a large multipurpose room and stage with an attached kitchen, a lounge, an arts and craft room, a band practice room, and a game room.
Park hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 6pm on Sunday. Rooms and some picnic areas may be reserved through Facility Reservations department by calling 949-724-6620 or visit www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs/facilityresv/default.asp. For more information about activities at Heritage Park Community Center call 949-724-6750 or visit www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs/classreg/default.asp.
For more information regarding William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center, located at 4601 Walnut, call 949-724-6717 or visit http://cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/aquatics/default.asp.
For more information regarding the Irvine Fine Arts Center, located at 14321 Yale Avenue, call 949-724-6800 or visit www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs/finearts/default.asp .
For more information regarding the Child Resource Center, located at 14341 Yale Avenue, call 949-724-6721 or visit http://cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/childcare/child_resource_center.asp
For more information regarding Youth Programs call 949-724-6744, or visit http://cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/youthservices/default.asp
The City of Irvine's Open Space Section, in partnership with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, offers a number of guided hikes into the City's 2,137 acre Open Space Preserve - South. These hikes, led by a staff person or trained docent, provide participants with an opportunity to experience nature while learning about plants and animals. Examples of the guided hikes include: birding programs, geology walks, cardio-hikes, sunset picnic hikes, full-moon hikes, and meditation hikes. For more information please call 949-724-6738, or visit our website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org.
Ice Skating Lessons
The City of Irvine offers Ice Skating classes. For a current class schedule visit www.irvinequickreg.org or call 949-724-6610.
The City of Irvine offers daily adult lap swimming at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center located at 4601 Walnut, in Heritage Park, and at the Northwood High School Aquatics Center located at 4515 Portola Parkway, at Northwood High School.
Visit http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/aquatics/lap_swimming.asp for current schedule and fees.
Lifeguards are on duty at all times. For more information about the City of Irvine's public swimming pools or for cancelled dates, please call 949-724-6717, or visit http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/aquatics/lap_swimming.asp.
Aquatics Home Page
League Registration Dates - Adult
The City of Irvine offers several highly successful sports leagues operated by the City's Athletic Services. Games are played on award-winning fields and in high school gymnasiums. See below for a listing of the upcoming leagues and the league registration dates.
Link to Athletics Home Page
Mountain Bike Rides
The City of Irvine's Open Space Section, in partnership with the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, offers guided mountain bike rides into the City's 2,137 acre Open Space Preserve - South. These rides, led by a staff person or trained docent, provide participants with an opportunity to enjoy the Open Space Preserve while experiencing a moderate to advanced ride of approximately eleven miles. Participants must wear a helmet and possess above-average mountain biking skills. Rides are recommended for ages 16 plus. For more information please call 949-724-6738, or visit our website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org.
MUDD LINE Rainy Day Field Closures
The City of Irvine's "MUDD LINE" details the athletic fields that are open and closed due to rainy day weather. The MUDD LINE also addresses closures to the Central Bark Dog Park. You can access the MUDD LINE by calling 949-724-6833 or by visiting the MUDD LINE website.
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Fields may be closed for additional days following rain dependent on the condition of the fields.
On weekdays, the MUDD LINE may be updated as late as 1 p.m. for High School use and 3 p.m. for youth and adult sport use. Weekend and holiday updates will occur by 7:30 a.m. then as conditions change.
Staff will make every effort to open fields when safe and appropriate for use.
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The City of Irvine's Nature Center is located at the base of the San Joaquin Hills in Turtle Rock. The center serves as a community resource for environmental education and serves as the headquarters for the Open Space staff and all Open Space programming. Group tours of the five-acre preserve are offered on a reservation basis. Other programs include the Kids and Nature nine-month environmental education and enrichment program for kindergarteners, Badge programs for scouts, pre-school nature classes, and volunteer opportunities. For more information please call 949-724-6738, or visit our website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org.
Northwood Community Park
Northwood Community Park is operated and staffed by the City of Irvine Community Services Department. The park boasts many amenities, including basketball half courts, an outdoor racquetball court, tennis courts, one softball field, shuffleboard decks, soccer fields, an outdoor fitness track, and one playground. The Community building houses a desirable multipurpose room with an attached kitchen as well as a separate craft room. Northwood Community Park is located at 4531 Bryan Ave and is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Friday, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 12pm to 6pm on Sunday. Most of the areas are free and open to the public; however drop-in picnics are limited to groups of fewer than 50. Rooms and some picnic areas may be reserved through our Facility Reservations department at 949-724-6620 or www.cityofirvine.org/depts/cs/classreg/default.asp.
For more information about staff led activities at Northwood Community Park, visit http://cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/commparks/cparks/default.asp or call 949-724-6728.
Open Space Preserve - South Access
The City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve - South currently consists of 2,137 acres, and is made up of a mosaic of habitats including wetlands, oak woodlands, and coastal sage scrub and native grasslands. The area houses some of the most biologically diverse ecosystems in the world. This scenic land provides both preservation of critically important plants and wildlife, as well as an area for recreation and respite. Over the next five years, the southern Open Space Preserve will grow to 4,000 acres.
At this time, public access to the City's Open Space Preserve - South is permitted only through guided hikes and programs. For more information about the Southern Preserve, access and programs, please call949-724-6738, or visit the City's Open Space website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org
Open Space Programs
The City's Open Space Services offers a variety of programs on a quarterly basis. Our activities include guided interpretive hikes, campouts, birding programs, geology walks, cardio-hikes, sunset picnic hikes, full-moon hikes, scout badge programs, summer camps for children K-6th grade, and the nine-month Kids and Nature Environmental Education program offered at the Nature Center for kindergarten children. For more information please call 949-724-6738, or visit our website at www.IrvineOpenSpace.org
The City of Irvine provides and maintains restroom buildings at the majority of the City Parks. Restroom buildings are opened and closed each day by Community Services staff.
Staff are scheduled to open restrooms daily, year-round, by 9am. The facilities are closed at dusk or as appropriate for each site. If you encounter a locked restroom during the daylight hours, contact the city's park ambassador staff at 949-254-1444 or 949-337-5238 or Irvine Public Safety at 949-724-7200.
To report damage or restroom maintenance issues please call the park ambassadors or facility services at 949-724-6696 during business hours or Irvine Public Safety at 949-724-7200.
Parks and Recreation Information
There are a variety of opportunities to learn about park and recreation facilities and activities, including: internet updates, the Irvine Quick Reg web site (www.irvinequickreg.org) and various publications. The Irvine Activity Guide, located in the Inside Irvine publication, is published four times a year and is the most comprehensive source of information regarding upcoming programs and activities. Copies of this publication can be obtained at the Irvine Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. and alternating Fridays from 8am to 5pm. The Inside Irvine is also available at the various Community Park sites located throughout the City, local Irvine libraries and the two Irvine Senior Centers. Activity Guide information can also be downloaded from www.irvinequickreg.org
The City Of Irvine's website is available year-round and includes a complete listing of all the parks, trails, fields, and courts that the Department maintains, along with City of Irvine information, programs and facility reservation procedures. For further information regarding Parks and Recreation services call 949-724-6600 or visit the website at http://www.ci.irvine.ca.us/.
Parks and Recreation Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome in Community Services. We seek warm and enthusiastic people of all ages to volunteer for a few hours, for a special one-day event, or a few days per week to assist the Community Services Department and fellow citizens at the same time. The need for certain positions varies from season to season and year to year. Individuals interested in volunteer opportunities can call 949-724-6603 for additional information or view listings for Community Services Department programs and facilities by visiting the Internet at www.cityofirvine.org.
To request applications for an advertised Advisory Board position, contact Community Services at 949-724-6600.
Picnic Area Reservations
Picnic areas can be reserved at five locations: Bommer Canyon (up to 350 people); Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park (up to 75 people per shelter); Deerfield Community Park (up to 75 people); Heritage Park Community Center (up to 200 people); Las Lomas Community Park (up to 75 people); Northwood Community Park (up to 75 people); Turtle Rock Community Park (up to 200 people; sound restrictions apply); and Woodbury Community Park (up to 75 people). Fees and refundable deposits are charged for community park rentals; other requirements/restrictions apply. All other parks are considered neighborhood parks (available on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of fewer than 50) or association parks (managed through the individual homeowner associations). To reserve a park picnic area, please call 949-724-6620, or visit the City's website at http://cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/facilityresv/default.asp.
There are five ways to register for Community Services classes and activities: on-line using your Family Pin number and Client ID number at www.irvinequickreg.org; touch-tone on your phone using your Family Pin number and Client ID number at 949-222-2251; by faxing a Program Registration Application form to 949-724-6608; by mailing a Program Registration Application form to C/S Registration, P.O. Box 19575 Irvine, CA 92623; or in person at 1 Civic Center Plaza (second floor-Community Services) Monday through Thursday 8:30am to 5:30pm and alternating Fridays from 8am to 5pm. For questions regarding new Family PIN and Client ID numbers, the registration process, general information, billing, and requests to correct, add or change information on your family account call 949-724-6610. To view class schedules and prices go to www.IrvineQuickReg.org
Public Park Inventory/Amenities
A list of the City's parks and other facilities and their amenities is available on the City’s website at www.cityofirvine.org. The listing includes the locations of community and neighborhood parks, their sizes, number and types of playing fields and courts, recreational amenities, and the number of picnic tables and other available picnic amenities. The Bommer Vista Point and the special facilities of the Irvine Animal Care Center, Central Bark Park, Quail Hill Trail Head and the Jeffrey Open Space Trail are also included. Addresses and phone numbers are listed to enable inquiry on the days and hours of operation of each of the parks. The inventory listing can be printed for future reference.
For further information, or to have the Public Park Inventory mailed or faxed, call 949-724-6620.
Soccer - Adult Leagues
Adult Soccer Leagues forming; call today to register! Adult Soccer leagues are operated by Irvine's Athletic Services and have been modeled after some of the more successful adult soccer leagues in Southern California. A variety of leagues and levels are offered for interested teams. For more information, click here.
Link to Athletics Adult Soccer Leagues
Softball - Adult Leagues
Adult Softball Leagues forming… call today to register! Leagues are scheduled and operated by Irvine’s Athletic Services, and games are played on the finest of Irvine's award winning fields. Click here for more information.
Link to Athletics Adult Softball Page
Sports parks, fields and facilities
Field reservation information, policies and availability; park sites and hours
Outstanding athletics facilities are located throughout Irvine and supervised by the City's Athletic Services section. Staff coordinate an allocation process and reservations of all City-owned sports fields.
Sports parks and field sites
The City of Irvine's Learn-To-Swim program offers swimming lessons for all abilities, and ages six months through adult. Swim lessons are offered year-round at the William Woollett Junior Aquatics Center, and during the summer at the Northwood High School Aquatics Center. All classes are taught by certified American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors.
For class times, fees and session dates, please visit the website at www.IrvineQuickReg.org or stop by either pool. For questions call 949-724-6717.
Aquatics Home Page
The City of Irvine operates and maintains two public swimming pool facilities. William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center is located at 4601 Walnut, in Heritage Park, and Northwood High School Aquatics Center is located at 4515 Portola Parkway, at Northwood High School.
Woollett Aquatics Center sports two side-by-side 50-meter pools and a 25-yard teaching pool. It is also equiped with family changing rooms, classroom, concession area, one-meter diving boards and three-meter diving boards, as well as men's and women's locker rooms. Northwood Aquatics Center includes a 50-meter pool with a one-meter diving board, and men's and women's locker rooms.
Recreational swimming is offered, click here for current schedule and fees.
Lifeguards are on duty at all times, and they strictly enforce pool rules. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult one-on-one at all times. For more information about the City of Irvine's public swimming pools, group admission or for cancelled dates, call 949-724-6717 or visit http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/aquatics/default.asp
Aquatics Home Page
An extensive, award-winning tennis lesson program is operated by Irvine’s Athletic Services. Instruction is provided on City courts in most Irvine neighborhoods.
Programs consist of:
Tennis Lesson Program (Juniors, Adults)
Private Lesson Program
Junior Team Tennis
World League Tennis
Tennis Court Reservations
Mommy, Daddy & Me Tennis
City of Irvine Tennis Program
To Register On-Line
Visit the Irvine Quick Reg website to enroll for a class on-line
Tennis and Racquet Sports Information
Turtle Rock Community Park
Turtle Rock Community Park is a multi-purpose recreation facility operated and staffed by the Community Services Department. The park area boasts many amenities including a youth softball/soccer field, sand volleyball court, lighted tennis courts, two children's play lots, bicycle and walking paths, an outdoor amphitheater and picnic area. The community building includes a large multipurpose room with an attached kitchen, a craft room, and a meeting room. The park is located at 1 Sunnyhill, near the corner of Turtle Rock Drive and Sunnyhill and is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sunday. Most of the areas are free and open to the public; however, drop-in picnics are limited to groups of fewer than 50. Rooms may be reserved through the Facility Reservations department by calling 949-724-6620, or visit our website at http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/facilityresv/default.asp.
For more information about staff led activities at Turtle Rock Community Park including Kids Klub Child Care, which is offered by the staff at Turtle Rock Community Park, call 949-724-6734, or visit the website at www.IrvineQuickReg.org.
The City's Nature Center is located adjacent to Turtle Rock Community Park. For more information, call 949-724-6738.
University Community Park
University Community Park is a multipurpose recreation facility operated and staffed by the Community Services Department. The Park boasts many amenities, including: sand volleyball and handball courts, an 18 hole Disc Golf course, tennis courts, children's play areas and a picnic shelter gazebo with adjacent athletic fields used for soccer and softball. The building has a multipurpose room with an attached kitchen, as well as a separate craft room. The park is located at 1 Beech Tree Lane near the corner of Lexicon and Sandburg, and is open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and from noon to 6pm on Sunday. Most areas are free and open to the public; however, drop-in picnics are limited to groups of fewer than 50. Rooms may be reserved through the Facility Reservations department. For more information visit the website http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/cs/facilityresv/default.asp or call 949-724-6620. For more information about staff led activities at University Community Park call 949-724-6815, or visit our website www.IrvineQuickReg.org.
Water Aerobics are offered year-round at the William Woollet Junior Aquatics Center. Classes are appropriate for both new and long-time water fitness participants. Weekday morning classes are low impact, while evening classes are geared toward the intermediate level. These classes offer a fun, fast paced workout guaranteed to shape you up with no stress on the back or knees. Cardio conditioning is followed by total body resistance work and toning.
For updated class information, visit www.irvinequickreg.org to browse classes and activities (Adult Sports & Fitness). For more information call 949-724-6717.
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