Parties FAQs

Below is a list of frequently asked questions. Please click on the question to view the corresponding answer.

Yes. The restrooms are conveniently located at the end of the parking lot directly between Party Pavilion B and Party Pavilion C. The restrooms are in the large, red building with the white ramp.

Yes as long as they are kept on a 6′ leash. They are not allowed in special event areas at the train station. They are not allowed in Locomotive Loop and Miner’s Meadow during seasonal events.

No. There are no refunds on party sites once rented.

No. There are picnic tables and BBQs throughout Irvine Regional Park; these areas are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The party site you rent can be used all day from 8:00 am until the time the park closes. The park’s hours of operation change depending on the season; please confirm the hours prior to your event.

All of the Party Pavilions have the same amenities and are located in the same area. Please see the map on the Party Pavilions page for specific locations.

Irvine Park Railroad requires that a site rental be paid for in full at the time the reservation is made in order to guarantee use of the area. Only when an area is paid for in full is it reserved. Dates may not be changed if it is within 45 days of your original event date as Irvine Park Railroad needs time to re-rent the area.

No. Only the person who rented the party area may add tokens to the tab. This individual is also the only individual who will receive a discount on train tokens.

Once you have selected and set up your event area, come to the train station ticket window to let Irvine Park Railroad know the location of your event. We will promptly set up the moon bounce in that location.

A Public Property Permit is required for any outside vending company that will be entering the park including catering service vendors and moon bounce, clown, magician, animal show, and other vendors. For detailed information on Public Property Permits, call the County Permit Office at (949) 585-6430 or (949) 585-6429 OR visit OC Parks web site for complete information.

Yes. These types of entertainers are vendors and require a Public Property Permit. For detailed information on Public Property Permits, call the County Permit Office at (949) 585-6430 or (949) 585-6429 OR visit OC Parks web site for complete information.

Yes,  you are welcome to bring in and cook your own food. You are also welcome to bring in food from a restaurant. You only need to obtain a Public Property Permit if the food vendor is coming into the park. For detailed information on Public Property Permits, call the County Permit Office at (949) 585-6430 or (949) 585-6429 OR visit OC Parks web site for complete information.

Yes. All decorations must be taken down at the end of the day and your area left clean.

Yes. Parking is $3.00 per vehicle/per entry on weekdays and $5.00 on weekends. There is no re-entry allowed.

Every event area is outdoors. If it rains on the day of your event, you may reschedule your event to another day (depending on availability).

No. Pools and water slides are not allowed inside of Irvine Regional Park.

Food trucks are only allowed in Party Pavilions C and D. Food vendors require a Public Property Permit. For detailed information on Public Property Permits, call the County Permit Office at (949) 585-6430 or (949) 585-6429 OR visit the OC Parks web site for complete information.

Small party games (potato sack races, water balloon toss, etc.) are allowed to be played in party areas. Any other organized team games (baseball, volleyball, etc.) cannot be played in party areas.

No. Due to the high volume of traffic in the park on holidays, we do not rent party areas and/or moonbounces on those days until the day of the event. On that day, you may visit the train station to reserve a party area and/or moon bounce.

Yes. Please visit the Weekday Specials page for detailed information on weekday rentals.

No. Irvine Regional Park is located in the city of Orange. Party areas rent on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can receive a discount on train rides. A tab will be kept at the train station and final payment is due at the end of your party. Tickets are discounted to $3.00 each (normally $5.00 each).

Easy up tents are allowed; camping tents are not allowed.