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Parks, Trails & Open Space

Few cities can match Irvine’s unique combination of state-of-the-art recreational amenities and pristine beauty of the wilderness. Roughly one-third of the entire city is permanently preserved as parks, trails and natural open space.

Irvine's park system has been ranked the best in all of California, thanks to its 270-plus parks. They are just 172 steps, on average, from wherever you live.

Los Olivos Community Park
Los Olivos Community Park

Irvine is surrounded by 57,500 acres of open space on Irvine Ranch that offers residents the freedom to walk in a shady canyon or mountain bike on a back country trail. It's like having a national park in your backyard.

People running in Irvine
Shady Canyon Trail

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