Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

March 25, 2022 | Edition 63

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 about our community, cultural events and celebrations, and news of interest by reading this newsletter, 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. 

Spring Around the World

Spring Around the World

As part of the City’s commitment to celebrating and embracing its diverse and inclusive community, we are bringing springtime cultural holidays and traditions to Great Park! 


Join us Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Spring Around the World, an inclusive celebration that incorporates the best of Irvine’s diverse heritages with a wide variety of multicultural food options, interactive and educational spring activities, live performances, and art exhibitions. 


The event will include spring celebration-themed crafts, chalk art, face painting, games, and more. Attendees of all ages will enjoy international cuisine for purchase; art exhibits featuring works from local artists; and live performances representing cultures from around the world. 


The event and parking are free and do not require pre-registration. Attendees can park in Great Park Lot 2. Great Park is at 8000 Great Park Blvd., in Irvine. For more information about Spring Around the World, visit


Celebrate Spring with Egg-A-Palooza

Hop on over to William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center for Egg-A-Palooza! Join us Saturday, April 16, 3-6 p.m. for a poolside egg hunt. 

Participants will be grouped by age, and activities will include a poolside egg hunt, Easter Bunny photo opportunities, bounce houses, crafts and games, and face painting. Kona Ice and other treats will be available for purchase.

Parking is free; $10 for children 10 and younger. Additional parking is available at Heritage Community Park. Learn more at


Take a Hike!

As warmer air and greenery begin to flourish in Irvine, consider taking a hike at the Sunset Point trail.

Located in the Turtle Rock community at the corner of Turtle Rock Drive and Sundance, this hike provides scenic views of Irvine and has rich Native American history.

City staff also recently installed trail signs to help navigate and stay on the path and remind visitors of trail hours. 

For a list of other community and neighborhood parks, visit

Cox Communications

Cox Communication Doubles Download Speeds

Is Cox Communications your internet provider, or are you looking for better Wi-Fi service and higher internet speeds in Irvine? In an effort to provide more equitable and affordable internet service, Cox is doubling the download speeds for low-cost internet options for users of ConnectAssist and Connect2Compete. Starting at the end of March, internet speeds for participants in these programs increase from 50Mbps to 100Mbps.

Cox has also expanded their eligibility to match program criteria in the federal government's Affordability Connectivity Program.

Learn more about these programs at


Assistant Chief Noelle Smiley Wins Greater Irvine Chamber Women of Influence Award

Assistant Chief Noelle Smiley

Congratulations to Irvine Police Department Assistant Chief Noelle Smiley who won the Game Changer Award at the Greater Irvine Chamber Women of Influence Awards event.

Assistant Chief Smiley was recognized for her leadership role in the community, while empowering other women to succeed in their lives, businesses, and communities. 

Congratulations to Assistant Police Chief Smiley!


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

Mar. 26 | 9 a.m.

Clean California Dump Day


Through Mar. 31 
 Foster Donation Drive

April 2 | 11 a.m.
Spring Around the World 

View the City Calendar 

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