City Facility Updates

As the state moves beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy on June 15, the City of Irvine is excited to welcome back residents to our facilities. While some modifications and limited measures may remain, we can expect to see much of life return to normal. See below for more information.

For updates and more information on how the City is responsibly reopening, visit cityofirvine.org/reopenirvine.

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

All City athletic fields and courts are open. Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Drop-in use is allowed on those fields that allow it (defined here by the Community Services policy). Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety.

Stadiums may be open for professional sporting events, and attendees will be asked to follow state guidelines for facial coverings.

Learn more about City athletic amenities at cityofirvine.org/fields.

Aquatics

Modified aquatics operations and programming have resumed at William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center and Northwood Aquatic Center. Reservations may be required at yourirvine.org.

In accordance with state guidelines, practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety.

Learn more about City aquatics at irvineaquatics.org.

Ball Diamonds

City ball diamonds are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy).

Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. 

Learn more about City athletic amenities at cityofirvine.org/fields.

Basketball Courts

City basketball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy).

Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety.

Learn more about City athletic amenities at cityofirvine.org/fields.

Central Bark

Central Bark is open daily with the exception of Wednesdays, when the park is closed for weekly maintenance. For park hours and more information, visit the Central Bark webpage.

City Hall

City Hall opens to the public June 15. City Council and City Commission meetings will be open to the public with social distancing and facial masks required. Virtual participation is still available by using the City’s e-comment feature or via email.

Essential services are also available online, by telephone, or video conference.

Classes & Programs

The City is offering recreational programs in keeping with state and local safety guidelines. Advance registration is required. Visit yourirvine.org to browse all offerings and to register. 

Community Centers

Community Centers are open for drop-in use, along with scheduled activities and camps available by advance registration only at yourirvine.org.

Applications for facility reservations are now being accepted.

Restrooms at community parks remain open during operating hours.

Disability Services

Disability Services is providing on-site activities as well as online programming, with pre-registration required at yourirvine.org.

Facility Reservations

Applications for indoor and outdoor facility reservations are now being accepted. Learn more at cityofirvine.org/reservations.

Irvine Animal Care Center

The Irvine Animal Care Center will provide adoption and other services by appointment from noon to 3 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (closed Tuesdays). Appointments will also be available on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center will be open for animal viewing for the remainder of its operating hours: 3–6 p.m. on weekdays and 1-4 p.m. on weekends.

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

The Irvine Fine Arts Center will offer indoor activities and camps with advance registration only. The indoor galleries will re-open with a new exhibition on July 12 and will not require appointments.

Visit irvinefinearts.org for more information.

Orange County Great Park

All amenities and attractions at the Great Park — including the Visitors Center, Great Park Gallery, Farm + Food Lab, Sports Complex, and Balloon — are open.

Balloon rides are open; flight capacity may be limited.

The Carousel is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to open in fall 2021.

The Great Park Gallery is open to walk-in visitors, and the current exhibition closes June 13. The new exhibition opens July 4. The Artist Studios and Hangar 244 are currently closed to the public while undergoing construction.

Stadiums at the Sports Complex may be open for professional sporting events, and attendees will be asked to follow state guidelines for facial coverings

City athletic fields and courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy). Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety.

The Great Park Certified Farmers Market is open. Visit ocgp.org/farmersmarket for more information and guidelines for visitors.

Outdoor reservations for non-sports rentals are available.

Parks

City of Irvine outdoor park spaces and playgrounds are open.

City athletic fields and courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy). Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. 

Smaller picnic areas are available on a first-come, first served basis. Picnic shelters are now open for reservations. Learn more at cityofirvine.org/reservations.

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 are available on a first-come, first served basis. Picnic shelters are now open for reservations. Learn more at cityofirvine.org/reservations.

Playgrounds

Outdoor playgrounds are open, including Adventure Playground at University Community Park.

Professional Sports

Professional sports are operating, and attendees at sporting events will be asked to follow state guidelines for facial coverings

Senior Services

The Lakeview Senior Center, Rancho Senior Center, and Trabuco Center will be open for in-person activities with advance registration only. Additionally, amenities such as the fitness centers, computer lab, table tennis, and billiards will be available by reservation only. All reservations are 45 minutes and can be made at yourirvine.org. The centers will continue to provide virtual and drive-in activities, and will continue to evaluate additional in-person activities. The centers will not yet be available for drop-in use. Staff are on-site to provide social services by phone. 

The Congregate Meal Program grab-and-go service remains available one day a week to active, registered participants. Case Management and CHAMPIONS programming will resume with outdoor-only home visits. For more information, call the Senior Services & Community Support Hotline at 949-724-6926. Meals on Wheels continues to provide services to registered participants.

Soccer Fields

City soccer fields are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy).

Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety. 

Stadiums may be open for professional sporting events, and attendees will be asked to follow state guidelines for facial coverings.

Learn more about City athletic amenities at cityofirvine.org/fields.

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.

Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume.

Learn more at cityofirvine.org/tennis.

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  direction routes on loop trails. 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 nonprofit, non-advocacy organization, to manage and provide public access to the Irvine Open Space Preserve. The conservancy is now offering guided activities for 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 will resume for existing members with reduced capacity per ride. For more information, call the TRIPS office at 949-724-7433.

Volleyball Courts

City volleyball courts are open for drop-in use (defined here by the Community Services policy).

Practices, competitions, games, and tournaments may resume for all outdoor sports. Organized practices for youth and adult groups require a field permit from the City of Irvine. Organizations are required to follow all state guidelines for player safety.

Learn more about City athletic amenities at cityofirvine.org/fields.

Volunteering

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.