Earth Day Celebration - April 20th 9 AM-12 PM
Come celebrate mother Earth with the City and partner organizations at Goathill Junction. Educational exhibits, local environmental non-profits, hikes, and fun.
- Several fun and educational booths will be set up by the train depot from 9 – 12 p.m. on Park’s East side at Goat Hill Train
- Restoration work with the Institute for Conservation Research and Education (ICRE) will begin by the west side kiosk at 9:30 a.m.
- Drains to Ocean (D2O) park clean-up will meet at the west side kiosk at 9:30; people will be discharged to Talbert Park from there
- The Audubon Bird Walk will start at the Audubon booth, East side train station at 9:30 a.m.
- The Wetlands Walk with Barry Nerhus, Endemic Environmental will start from the City booth, East side at 11 a.m.
- The train will run from 10 – 3:30 p.m. with the Easter Bunny present; bring your own camera
Love Costa Mesa Day - May 18th 9 AM-12 PM
“Pulling Together” - community restoration events involving non-native plant removal - will be held at both Canyon and Fairview Parks again this year. Please visit the Love Costa Mesa website for more information and to register for either of the events.
National Trails Day and Invasive Species Week - June 1st 9-11 AM
In conjunction with National Trails Day organized by the American Hiking Society, the City host an event at Fairview Park, focused on the many trail experiences available to park users, trail education and stewardship, as well as get input on trial planning for the future. The goal for the day is to increase participation in trail appreciation, as well as to introduce a new ‘Trail Watch’ program for Fairview Park. Additionally, in recognition of California Invasive Species Action Week, the Institute for Conservation Restoration and Education (ICRE) will be conducting a non-native plant removal project at Fairview Park. Registration is requested, but not required. All materials such as gloves and gardening tools will be provided.
Fairview Park is the City’s largest park, hosting 195 acres of open space – natural area, and 13 acres of manicured landscape for a total of 208 acres. Within the 195 acres of open space there are two Nationally Registered Cultural Resource Historic Sites and five distinct habitat ecosystems which are home to many rare and endangered plant and animal species. The Park acts as a regional gateway to the Santa Ana River Trail, the Orange Coast River Park, and adjacent Orange County Talbert Regional Park, offering users multiple passive recreational opportunities such as picnicking, kite flying, wildlife observation, environmental education, and 7 miles of trails for walking or bicycling. The Park also hosts a miniature railroad and model airplane flying field both run by partnering non-profits, and hosts a number of City-wide special events throughout the year.
- Fairview Park Map
- California Website-State Clearinghouse CEQA Documents
- Fairview Park Steering Committee