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. 

In accordance with the State Regional Stay-at-Home Order, effective in Southern California on December 6, some facility and services operations have changed. Updates that are part of the temporary stay-at-home order are highlighted below. The California Department of Health requires individuals to wear a face covering while outside of their home. 

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
City Classes 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 for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here

Tennis and pickleball courts are open for play among single households only within each court

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

Harvard Skate Park is open, with users required to maintain physical distance from others outside of their own household. Learn more at cityofirvine.org/skatepark.

Click here for more information about City athletic amenities.

Aquatics

Limited aquatics operations have resumed at William Woollett 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 may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: 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 within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. 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 within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. 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 and wear a cloth face covering, following California Department of Health guidelines and the Regional Stay-at-Home Order. 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

Outdoor classes and programs will continue as scheduled, with registration required, and physical distancing and masking requirements in place. Indoor classes and programs are limited to camps and after-school programs for school-age children. Visit yourirvine.org for more information.

Community Centers

Indoor classes and programs are limited to camps and after-school programs for school-age children. 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. Limited staff are on-site to answer questions by telephone. Some virtual activities, as well as drive-in and drive-thru events may be available for registration at yourirvine.org. 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 by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household.

Irvine Animal Care Center

Irvine Animal Care Center is is offering adoption services 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

Irvine Fine Arts Center is closed to the public until further notice. Arts camps and virtual classes may be available; visit yourirvine.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.

Athletic fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here. 

Tennis and pickleball courts are open for play among single households only within each court. 

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

Outdoor park spaces remain open for passive use, and visitors must practice physical distancing, following federal guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Groups of more than 10 people will be asked to disperse.

Playgrounds are open.

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

The Farm + Food Lab will remain open with modified access. Visitors are required to wear facial coverings and practice physical distancing. No classes or workshops will be offered. For more safety guidelines and information, visit ocgp.org/farmfoodlab.

Following the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, the Great Park Gallery, Hangar 244, and Artist Studios are closed to the public until further notice. Due to current state guidelines, exhibitions are closed to the public. 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 federal guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19. Gathering with members outside of your own household is not permitted.

Playgrounds are open.

Athletic fields, basketball courts, and volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. See more information from the California Department of Public Health here.

Tennis and pickleball courts are open for play among single households only within each court. 

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 household. No reservations are available at this time.

Harvard Skate Park is open, with users required to maintain physical distance from others outside of their own household. 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 household. No reservations are available at this time.

Playgrounds

In accordance with the Regional Stay-at-Home Order, playgrounds remain open.

Professional Sports

Professional sports may continue at City facilities without live audiences or fans in attendance.

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 physical services by phone. Some virtual activities, as well as drive-in and drive-thru events may be available for registration at yourirvine.org.

The Congregate Meal Program will continue pick-up service to active, registered participants. For more information on the Congregate Meal Program, or to receive information and referrals of community resources, 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 athletic fields are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy) by individuals within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. 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 for play among single households only within each court. Drop-in users are encouraged to adhere to posted safety guidelines. Tennis programs are resuming; please find more information at cityofirvine.org/tennis

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 for outdoor recreation. 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 and wear a cloth face covering, following California Department of Health guidelines and the Regional Stay-at-Home Order. 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. Docent-led activities are not being offered at this time, but trails managed for daily access by Irvine Ranch Conservancy remain open. 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 within the same household, while wearing a face covering and maintaining physical distance from others outside of their household. No gatherings, no interaction between households, and no drop-in use for games, scrimmages, practices, or organized play of any kind.

In accordance with state guidelines, youth sports practices may continue on City fields and courts under the following conditions: Organized practices are limited to youth sports only, with a field allocation permit from the City of Irvine. Games of any kind are not permitted. 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.