City Facility Updates

The City of Irvine has taken several precautionary safety measures to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Some indoor facilities and outdoor recreational spaces may have modified access until further notice. Private reservations are not being permitted until further notice. Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and restrooms are open. Visitors must practice physical distancing guidelines. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households.

The Irvine City Council and City staff offer our sincere apologies for any inconvenience. For more information on the City’s measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community, and updates on this rapidly evolving situation, visit cityofirvine.org/covid19.​

Athletic Fields Aquatics Ball Diamonds
Basketball Courts Central Bark City Hall
Classes & Programs Community Centers Disability Services
Facility Reservations Irvine Animal Care Center Irvine Fine Arts Center
Orange County Great Park Parks Picnic Shelters
Playgrounds Professional Sports Senior Services
Soccer Fields Tennis & Pickleball Courts Trails
TRIPS Volleyball Courts Volunteering

Athletic Fields

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City athletic fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts are open. Practices, competitions, and games may resume for all outdoor sports, and drop-in use is allowed on those fields which allow it (defined here by the Community Services policy). Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Tennis & pickleball courts are open. 

Stadiums may be open for professional sporting events without fans in attendance.  

Harvard Skate Park is open; learn more at cityofirvine.org/skatepark.

Click here for more information about City athletic amenities.

Aquatics

Limited aquatics operations have resumed at William Woollet Jr. Aquatics Center and Northwood Aquatic Center. Modified programming such as lap swimming, water walking, water aerobics, and Learn to Swim will be offered by reservation only through yourirvine.org. Learn more at irvineaquatics.org.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices have resumed at City pools. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here.

Ball Diamonds

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City ball diamonds are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing is allowed. Games and competitions are not allowed until Orange County is in the respective tier for that sport. Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

 Click here for more information about City athletic amenities.

Basketball Courts

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City basketball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing is allowed. Games and competitions are not allowed until Orange County is in the respective tier for that sport. Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Click here for more information about City athletic amenities. 

Central Bark

Central Bark remains open, and visitors must practice physical distancing, following state guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19 is spread through close person-to-person contact, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that some spread might be possible before people show symptoms. Central Bark is closed every Wednesday for park maintenance. For park hours and more information, visit the Central Bark webpage.

City Hall

City Hall is closed to the public until further notice. Essential services are available online, by telephone, or video conference. 

Classes & Programs

Guidance provided for day camps and youth cohorts permits the City to operate recreational programs in keeping with State and local safety guidelines. Advance registration is required. Tennis programs are also available in small groups or individual lessons. Visit yourirvine.org for more information.

Community Centers

Guidance provided for day camps and youth cohorts permits the City to operate recreational programs in keeping with State and local safety guidelines. Community centers will be open for scheduled programs and camps only – no drop-in use or private reservations will be permitted. Limited outdoor programs for adults are also offered. Registration is required in advance, and additional information is available at yourirvine.org

Restrooms at community parks remain open during operating hours.

Disability Services

Disability Services classes, events, and programs have been postponed until further notice. Sweet Shade Ability Center is closed to the public until further notice. Some virtual activities, as well as drive-in and drive-thru events may be available for registration at yourirvine.org.Limited staff are on-site to answer questions by telephone. For questions, call 949-724-6637.

Facility Reservations

In keeping with state guidelines on gatherings and in compliance with the statewide Stay-at-Home Order, third-party reservations are not permitted at City facilities until further notice. Reservation requests for future dates will be placed on hold, and will be accommodated only if the facility availability and group gathering size is allowed by state and local guidelines by the reservation date. Outdoor park spaces and picnic areas are open for drop-in use, and visitors must follow physical distancing guidelines. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households.

Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center is is operating by appointment only, and will remain closed to the public for all drop-in services. Staff are on-site to care for the animals. Call 949-724-7740 during operating hours if you have an urgent concern, and visit irvineanimals.org/appointment for more information on adoptions.

Irvine Fine Arts Center

Guidance provided for day camps and youth cohorts permits the City to operate recreational programs in keeping with State and local safety guidelines. The Irvine Fine Arts Center will be open for scheduled programs and camps only – no drop-in use or open studios will be permitted. Limited outdoor programs for adults are also offered. Registration is required in advance, and additional information is available at yourirvine.org.

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. Visit irvinefinearts.org for more information.

Orange County Great Park

The Great Park Balloon, Carousel, Visitors Center, and portions of the Sports Complex are closed to the public until further notice.

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City athletic fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing is allowed. Games and competitions are not allowed until Orange County is in the respective tier for that sport. Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Tennis courts are open for drop-in use and scheduled programs. 

The Sports Complex stadiums are open for professional sporting activities, without fans in attendance.

Outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and visitors must practice physical distancing, following state guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households.

In accordance with state guidelines, outdoor playgrounds have reopened with modifications. Staff have disinfected all playground surfaces and posted signage with safety guidelines. Visitors are asked to comply with specific guidelines including wearing masks (for anyone 2 years and older) and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet apart from those outside your group. A complete list of requirements is available at cdph.ca.gov. This guidance does not apply to indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers.

Pedestrian walk-up access has resumed at the Great Park Certified Farmers Market. Visit ocgp.org/farmersmarket for more information and safety guidelines for visitors.

The Farm + Food Lab has now reopened. Visitors are required to wear facial coverings and practice physical distancing. For more safety guidelines and information, visit ocgp.org/farmfoodlab.

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. The Great Park Gallery's newest exhibition is currently open. Hangar 244 is undergoing renovations, and exhibitions there and at the Artist Studios will re-open soon. Learn more at ocgp.org/arts.

Parks

City of Irvine outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and visitors must practice physical distancing, following state guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households.

In accordance with new state guidelines, outdoor playgrounds have reopened with modifications. Staff have disinfected all playground surfaces and posted signage with safety guidelines. Visitors are asked to comply with specific guidelines including wearing masks (for anyone 2 years and older) and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet apart from those outside your household. A complete list of requirements is available at cdph.ca.gov. This guidance does not apply to indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers.

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City athletic fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Tennis courts and pickleball courts are open for drop-in use and scheduled programs. 

Smaller picnic areas intended for use by a single household unit are open within City parks. Use is first-come, first served, and is limited to members of the same group, or individuals maintaining 6 feet of physical distance. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households. No reservations are available at this time.

Harvard Skate Park is now reopen; learn more at cityofirvine.org/skatepark.

For a complete list of all City parks, visit cityofirvine.org/parks. For more information on wilderness trails, see the Trails section below.

Picnic Shelters

Smaller picnic areas intended for use by a single household unit are open within City parks. Use is first-come, first served, and is limited to members of the same group, or individuals maintaining 6 feet of physical distance. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households. No reservations are available at this time.

Playgrounds

In accordance with new state guidelines, outdoor playgrounds have reopened with modifications. Staff have disinfected all playground surfaces and posted signage with safety guidelines. Visitors are asked to comply with specific guidelines including wearing masks (for anyone 2 years and older) and maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet apart from those outside your group. State guidelines limit gatherings to no more than three households. A complete list of requirements is available at cdph.ca.gov. This guidance does not apply to indoor playgrounds or family entertainment centers.

Adventure Playground at University Community Park has reopened. Some playground equipment was removed to encourage physical distancing among households and safety for all visitors.

Professional Sports

Professional sports are allowed to continue operating with no live audiences, in keeping with state guidelines.

Senior Services

Lakeview Senior Center, Rancho Senior Center, and Trabuco Center are closed to the public until further notice. Limited staff are on-site to provide social services by phone.

The Congregate Meal Program is now a delivery-only service to active, registered participants. This service will be offered in place of meal pick-up to discourage gathering members of the public in a central location, as outlined by the California Department of Public Health. For more information on the Congregate Meal Program, call the Senior Services & Community Support Hotline at 949-724-6926. Meals on Wheels continues to provide services to registered participants.

Soccer Fields

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City soccer fields are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing is allowed. Games and competitions are not allowed until Orange County is in the respective tier for that sport. Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Stadiums may be open for professional sporting events without fans in attendance. 

Click here for more information about City athletic amenities.

Tennis & Pickleball Courts

Tennis and Pickleball courts are open. In addition to opening tennis courts for drop-in use, the City is offering private lessons, small group instruction, and the Brymer Lewis Tennis Academy program in accordance with State guidance. Registration is required in advance, and upcoming programs are listed at yourirvine.org, under the Tennis tab.

Trails

City of Irvine trails open for recreational use include Bommer Meadow, Nature Loop, Bommer Pass, Quail Hill Loop, and Jeffrey Open Space Trail. Visitors must follow posted one-way direction routes on loop trails. When outside, visitors must practice physical distancing, following state guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. For maps and more information on Irvine trails, visit cityofirvine.org/openspace. For more information on City of Irvine parks, see the Parks section above.

The City partners with Irvine Ranch Conservancy, a non-profit, non-advocacy organization, to manage and provide public access to the Irvine Open Space Preserve. The conservancy is now offering limited guided activities for smaller groups throughout the open space. Visit letsgooutside.org for more information.

For questions on Mason Regional Park and Irvine Regional Park, please contact OC Parks at 714-973-6855 or visit ocparks.com/parks. For questions on San Joaquin Marsh, please contact the Irvine Ranch Water District at 949-453-5300 or visit irwd.com/san-joaquin-marsh.

TRIPS

TRIPS ride services are currently suspended until further notice. For information on grocery services or ​transportation for medical ​appointments, call the TRIPS office at 949-724-7433.

Volleyball Courts

In keeping with State guidance for outdoor recreation, City volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals, groups, and families with physical distancing precautions.

Physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training that can be conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing is allowed. Games and competitions are not allowed until Orange County is in the respective tier for that sport. Please visit the California Department of Public Health guidance page for more information on the youth and adult sports tier system.

Organized practices are limited to youth and adult groups with a field permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted until the sport is in the respective tier. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Click here for more information about City athletic amenities.

Volunteering

In the interest of community safety, the City is currently not offering in-person volunteer opportunities at this time, with the exception of Irvine Animal Care Center's foster training program. For more information on the center's Foster Care Program, click here. For potential volunteering opportunities in Orange County, visit oneoc.org.