Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

April 30, 2021 | Edition 18

Welcome to the Community Link Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter aims to keep residents and businesses connected to us and all that is going on in and throughout the City. You can connect with us and learn more by visiting our website at, and following us on our social media channels, listed at the bottom of this email. We look forward to connecting with you. 


Get Vaccinated at the Orange County Great Park

The City of Irvine, through a partnership with Providence Health System, opened a mass vaccination clinic at the Orange County Great Park to provide convenient access for anyone 18 and older to receive the COVID-19 vaccine for free.

Appointments can be scheduled by visiting or by calling 833-422-4255. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be administered at the site. You may select your vaccine of preference during appointment registration. For more information, visit

Photo contest

Participate in the 50th Anniversary Photo Contest!

In honor of the City's 50th Anniversary in 2021 and just in time for national photography month, we invite residents, businesses, and visitors to help us celebrate by partaking in our photo contest beginning May 1! The contest aims to capture the essence of Irvine – our neighborhoods and residents, open space, history, and events. 

Please visit the to view the contest rules and submit your photos. We look forward to seeing Irvine through your eyes!

OCGP Interactive Map

Orange County Great Park Interactive Map now Available

Whether at home from the computer or while at the park on your mobile phone, you can now explore the Orange County Great Park through a newly launched interactive map.

The Great Park's interactive map features 360-degree photos and allows visitors to search for the park's many available amenities including walking pathways, sports facilities, restrooms, playgrounds, and shade areas. Find your way to a specific soccer field, track down the nearest restroom, or learn where the closest concession stand is to buy some snacks before continuing to enjoy your day at the park. 

Check out the Great Park's interactive map now through the QR code above or by visiting

Earth Day

Last Chance to take the Earth Day Pledge

A healthy planet is not just an option – it’s a necessity. You can help protect our environment by promising to perform earth-friendly acts to conserve our valuable resources and reduce pollution. Take the City of Irvine's Pledge to Restore our Earth by April 30 and complete at least seven activities which will help protect our world. For a seamless experience, please use Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Firefox when completing this pledge form.


New Irvine Child Care Project Scholarship Opportunities

The Irvine Children’s Fund (ICF) was awarded more than one million dollars by the Irvine City Council through the U.S. Department of Labor’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Public Service, and Coronavirus Grant programs.

A $60,389 CDBG Public Service grant was awarded to ICF to fund before and after school child care scholarships for low income, working families from Irvine. In addition, the Council awarded a one time, 3-year grant of $979,821 to help families negatively impacted by the pandemic.

For more information or to apply, call 949-724-6632 or visit

50th anniversary

Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!

Lion Country Safari

On June 16, 1970, Harry Shuster opened the Lion Country Safari tourist attraction near Moulton Parkway in Irvine. Visitors were able to experience a safari in their cars as they drove among the park's collection of wild animals. The most famous residents of the Lion Country Safari was an elderly, toothless lion named Frasier, who inspired 1972's movie Frasier, the Sensuous Lion. The park closed in 1984. 

Photo & information credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

May 3 | 5:30 p.m. 
Finance Commission


Vaccine Clinic at OCGP

May 4 | 5:30 p.m.

Transportation Commission

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares