News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Irvine Open Space Initiative 25th Anniversary
Public invited to celebrate during June 15 Wilderness Access Day in Bommer Canyon
Contact :Public Information Office    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (June 14, 2013): The City of Irvine invites the public to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Irvine Open Space Initiative on Saturday, June 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bommer Canyon.

Coordinated by the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, the celebration features a full day of self-guided access inside one of Irvine’s most treasured open space areas along with information about the history of open space in Irvine and free water bottles provided by the Irvine Company. No registration required.

Twenty-five years ago, a decision by 85 percent of Irvine voters guaranteed the permanent preservation of large areas of land throughout Irvine as carefully timed master-planned growth occurs in other areas of the City. More than 16,000 acres of parks, trails and wilderness areas – greater than one-third of the entire City – will be forever protected.

The Open Space Initiative remains one of the most innovative and ambitious open space programs in California.

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit