Community Link Newsletter


Community Link Newsletter

May 6, 2022 | Edition 69

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. 

Pride in Irvine

Celebrate Your Pride in Irvine!

The City of Irvine invites the community to the inaugural Pride in Irvine event Sunday, May 22, from 9 to 10:30 a.m., at the Irvine Civic Center Piazza.

The gathering will feature the raising of the Progress Flag, a symbol of the diversity and intersectionality of LGBTQ+ persons and communities around the world, in front of City Hall. The event will take place in honor of June Pride Month and Harvey Milk Day. 

Local organizations representing the LGBTQ+ community will provide educational activities and information. Visitors will enjoy refreshments while learning about and celebrating Pride Month at this free event.

To learn more, visit

ParkScore Index

Irvine Ranked 8th in National 2022 ParkScore Index

Have you visited one of our parks lately? They are top notch! For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Irvine park system has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation by the Trust for Public Land.

Irvine ranked eighth in the country and second in California in the national nonprofit’s annual ParkScore Index, which is recognized as the national gold-standard comparison of park systems across the 100 most populated cities in the United States. The index is based on factors including park access, acreage, investment, and amenities.

Some highlights from the index include our perfect scores for the percentage of area within the City dedicated to parkland, the number of basketball hoops per 10,000 residents, and the number of recreation/senior centers per 20,000 residents. 

To view the full 2022 ParkScore index report, visit, and learn more about our parks at 

Super Pet Adoption

Add to your family  adopt a Pet June 5!

If you have been thinking about adopting a pet this summer, now is your chance to act!

The Irvine Animal Care Center's 16th annual Super Pet Adoption event will take place Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. 

The annual event features a variety of pet rescue groups expected to bring more than a hundred homeless dogs, cats, birds, and other small animals for adoption. The annual event also features gourmet food trucks and a bake sale, opportunity drawings, and vendors and services for pets and their humans. 

Event admission is $5 per person (kids 13 and younger are free). Advance ticket reservation is required for all attendees, including children. Visit to register and buy your tickets. 

Smoke Free Irvine

Irvine is Smoke Free

In Irvine, you can enjoy a some free environment thanks to our local ordinance that prohibits smoking in all public places. This includes sidewalks, streets, and alleys, as well as common areas of multiunit residences, like laundry rooms, play areas, parks, and pools. 

These rules apply to all types of smoking products, including tobacco, e-cigarettes, vaporizers, and marijuana. 

Unless otherwise prohibited, smoking is only allowed in a private residential property that is not a child care or health care facility, or within a moving or stationary vehicle. 

Visit for more information. 

Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month 

Older Americans Month is recognized every May. The theme of Older Americans Month for 2022 is "Age My Way," and discover opportunities for all people to explore the many ways older adults can remain in and be involved with their communities. 


In Irvine, our Senior Services Program provides resources, services, and activities for those ages 50 and older at three dedicated centers to ensure our older residents maintain a vital role in our community. 


Read the Irvine Senior Connection newsletter to learn about programming, support, and events dedicated to older adults living in Irvine. For further information, visit or call one of our senior centers below: 

  • Lakeview Senior Center • 949-724-6900 

  • Rancho Senior Center • 949-724-6800 

  • Trabuco Center • 949-724-7300 


Upcoming Meetings & Events 

May 7 | 9 a.m.
Compost Giveaway Event


May 10 | 4 p.m. 
City Council Meeting

May 11 | 5:30 p.m.

Community Services Commission

View the City Calendar 

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