May Madness at OC Parks | @OCParks

OC PARKS  MAY 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS It’s always fun to take the family outdoors during spring time.  Flowers blooming, birds flying over head – a great setting for a relaxing picnic lunch, outdoor exercise or hands on learning for the munchkins.  Check out what’s going on throughout Orange County at our local parks. May

Environmental Nature Center

Environmental Nature Center 1601 East 16th Street Newport Beach, CA 92663 (949) 645-8489 Hours: M-F 8am – 5pm, Sat 8am – 4pm A great way to spend a beautiful day learning outdoors with your toddler.  The nature center has indoor exhibits with animals, activities, etc.  Outdoors you can take the trails and explore the plants,

El Dorado Nature Center

El Dorado Nature Center 7550 East Spring Street Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 570-1745 Want to spend a nice day outdoors, visit the El Dorado Nature Center.  Walking in from the parking lot, you cross a bridge looking over a stream with tons of turtles.  Your toddler will spend hours in the visitor center exploring

Shipley Nature Center

Shipley Nature Center 17851 Goldenwest Street Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (714) 842-4772 A great educational experience for toddlers, the Shipley Nature Center is an 18-acre fenced natural area within Huntington Beach Central Park.  When wandering through the trails you will see oak woodlands, Torrey pines, meadows, and a Blackbird Pond, a natural freshwater wetland with mature