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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with OC Parks

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Get close to nature on St. Patrick’s Day with your kids at one these OC Parks family oriented events. Children can participate in ranger guided hikes, enjoy free admission to the OC Zoo, and go in search of a four leaf clover on St. Patrick’s Day.

Visit O’Neill Regional Park for the St. Paddy’s Day Pilgrimage from 10 to 11 a.m. All ye lads and lassies will take a Ranger guided 2-mile hike through the park and learn a bit about the history of St. Patrick’s Day and O’Neill Park’s unique Irish heritage.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Event Fee: Free
Parking: $5
Address: 30892 Trabuco Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Special Instructions: Meet at Nature Center. Wear closed toed shoes. All ages welcome.

Irvine Regional Park is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the Leprechaun Loop hike from 10 to 11 a.m. The guided hike will start at Parking Lot #7 and end up at the pot of gold, filled with special prizes! Participants will gain insight on Irvine Regional Park’s history and Irish connection.

Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
Event Fee: Free
Parking: $5
Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

“Go Green” with the animals of the OC Zoo by bringing an empty cardboard box in exchange for complimentary zoo admission from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day. The boxes are recycled and used as enrichment toys for the zoo’s animals. Kids can participate in fun themed St. Patrick’s Day crafts on-site.

Time: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Event Fee: Free admission for each person with a cardboard box.
Parking: $5
Address: 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, CA 92869

Still searching for that perfect four-leafed clover? Join Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve for a morning in the great outdoors from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and help remove pesky non-native clover from the Butterfly Habitat. Volunteers will learn about the beautiful native flora and decorate a pot to take home filled with coastal California’s Owl Clover seeds!

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Event Fee: Free
Parking: Free
Address: 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Special Instructions: Meet at Muth Interpretive Center. Wear closed toed shoes. Tools and gloves provided. All ages welcome.

Press release and facts provided by OC Parks.

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