Community Link Newsletter





Community Link

May 7, 2021 | Edition 19

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. 

Vaccine Clinic

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.

First and second dose vaccinations are available even if you received your first dose elsewhere. No appointment is necessary. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccine are being distributed at this site. If you wish to schedule an appointment, visit or call 833-422-4255. For more information, visit

Love Irvine

Love Irvine Citywide Serve Day

The nationwide "Love Our Cities" effort aims to connect people who want to help those who need help by working with various nonprofit service providers, schools, government entities, and schools.

The City of Irvine is participating by joining churches, businesses, and agencies in Love Irvine’s 1st Annual Love Irvine Citywide Serve Day. This is an opportunity for the whole community to work together to practically serve and make a difference in our City. Help enhance our community by joining us to pick up litter
May 22 at the Jeffrey Open Space Trail from 9 a.m. to noon. Additional information will be available at

Orange County Great Park

Orange County Great Park Balloon Flights Resume 

We are excited to announce the reopening of amenities and attractions as the Orange County Great Park opens back up for business. The Visitors Center is currently open, and flights on the Great Park Balloon resumed May 6. For more details on everything to do at the Great Park — including the Farm + Food Lab, Sports Complex, Certified Farmers Market, and Great Park Gallery — visit

Drowning Prevention

Drowning Prevention & Water Safety Month

Drowning is the leading cause of death in kids under the age of five. May is National Water Safety Month which means there is no better time to familiarize yourself with drowning prevention methods to increase awareness and educate those around you. Visit the Orange County Fire Authority's website at to learn more about the ABC's of Water safety:

  • B is for BARRIERS
  • C is for CLASSES
Baby Gift Drive

Baby Gift Drive: Items in Need

There is still time to donate to the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee's annual Baby Gift Drive. The Committee is accepting donations of baby supplies through May 14, to support expecting Marine families. Donations needed include strollers, diapers, wipes, and car seats. Learn more on the City's website

50th anniversary

Fun Facts for 50 Years of Incorporation!


Up, up and away! Eddie Martin was an entrepreneurial aviator who leased 80 acres on the Irvine Ranch, where he offered plane rides for $10 and taught many local residents how to fly through his flight school. In 1939 the airport was closed, and Martin's operations were moved southwest to the new Orange County Airport. 

Photo & information credit: Irvine Historical Society


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

May 11 | 4 p.m. 
City Council 


Vaccine Clinic at OCGP

May 20 | 5:30 p.m.

Planning Commission

View the City Calendar 

Irvine Cares