Rules and Regulations

Irvine Park Railroad has established rules and regulations for the visitors and their guests who rent our event areas to help ensure that these areas remain safe, beautiful and clean for all visitors.

Rules & Regulations

  • Area rental fee is non-refundable. No exceptions.
  • Should Irvine Park Railroad close for any unforeseen circumstance on the day of your event, you will be issued a full refund. This is the only reason a refund will be issued.
  • If you plan to use any outside vendor (ex. caterer, face painter, moon bounce, animal show, etc.) you as the individual who rents the space must obtain a permit from the County of Orange ($75.00 fee). For an approved vendor list, please visit You can contact the County at (949)585-6430. They recommend obtaining permits at least 30 days in advance.
  • Guests must enter the event area using the entrance. Crossing train tracks or climbing fences to enter event area is prohibited.
  • Climbing on hills, trees, rocks, fences, structures, or props of any kind is prohibited.
  • Organized or team games inside of area rental are prohibited (ex. baseball, volleyball, etc).
  • Waterslides, water balloons, pools, or use of sprinklers, are not allowed in area rental or anywhere else inside of Irvine Regional Park.
  • Amplified sound (ex. DJ’s, karaoke machines) are not allowed in area rental or anywhere else inside of Irvine Regional Park.
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited anywhere inside of Irvine Regional Park. Groups that use alcohol will be cited and evicted from the park.
  • Food trucks are not allowed in or near area rentals.
  • All rental areas must be cleaned of party decorations and trash after your event. Trash cans are conveniently located in each area rental. If it is necessary for Irvine Park Railroad to clean your area rental, a $75.00 cleaning fee will be charged.

Parking Information

  • Irvine Regional Park entrance fees are the responsibility of park visitors. Entrance fees are governed by the County of Orange. Irvine Park Railroad does not govern the park entrance fee and is not responsible for paying these fees.
  • If you would like to pre-purchase parking passes for you and your guests, you may do so in advance through PCI Parking (949)943-9749 or PCI recommends to contact them at least two weeks in advance.
  • Irvine Park Railroad cannot reserve parking for any event held at an area rental. We encourage you and your guests to arrive at the park early to secure a parking spot near the area rental. You and your guests should plan to arrive even earlier on weekends and holidays.
  • Parking for Irvine Regional Park is $3.00 on weekdays, $5.00 on weekends and $7.00 on holidays.
  • Please note that Irvine Park Railroad hosts several special events throughout the year (Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Train, Anniversary Celebration, Fourth Grade Education Program and Easter Eggstravaganza). If you have rented an event area during the special event, plan to arrive and start your party early to avoid any entrance or parking delays.

Moon Bounce Safety Instructions, Rules & Regulations

  • Moon Bounce times are 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (November – March) and 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (April – October).
  • No refund unless it is raining on the morning of your party. If weather is inclement, Irvine Park Railroad will check with you before setting up the moon bounce. There are no refunds on the moon bounce after it has been set up, regardless of weather. No exceptions.
  • Should Irvine Park Railroad close for any unforeseen circumstance on the day of your event, you will be issued a full refund. This is the only reason a refund will be issued.
  • Always have adult supervision while there are children inside of the moon bounce.
  • No food, candy, drinks, or party favors inside the moon bounce at any time.
  • Absolutely NO SILLY STRING used inside or around the moon bounce. You will be subject to a $75.00 fee if any silly string is found in or around the moon bounce.
  • No shoes or sandals inside the moon bounce at any time (bare feet or socks only). Please remove glasses, jewelry and/or belts before jumping.
  • Animals are not allowed inside the moon bounce.
  • Hanging from the top or sides of the moon bounce is not allowed. Instruct children to bounce away from the entrance and side netting.
  • Flips, wrestling, running, or pushing inside the moon bounce is prohibited.
  • Do not turn equipment on or off. Please inform Irvine Park Railroad when you are finished. If left up without supervision, you are responsible for damages incurred.
  • Flame, flammables or smoking within 50 feet of the moon bounce is prohibited.
  • If Irvine Park Railroad sees that the rules are not being followed, we have the right to pick up the moon bounce without refunding your money.
  • Moon bounce rentals are subject to a $75.00 cleaning fee if left damaged or dirty.
  • Please note: Do not plug any other equipment into the generator at any time.

Tips & Reminders

  • Area rental is yours all day. Please check to view current park hours. You may start setting up your event area as early as the park opens and must be cleaned up and vacated before the park closes.
  • When renting an event area from Irvine Park Railroad, you may purchase the train tokens at a discounted rate of $4.00 per token (regularly $6.00). 12 months and younger are free.
  • Only the person that has rented the area is offered the discount on train tokens and is able to pick the tokens up from the train station. A valid credit card will need to be on file.
  • Pony tokens are $6.00 each.
  • Irvine Park Railroad can keep a running tab for guests that have rented an event area with us for train and pony tokens on the day of your party. Any unused tokens can be returned at the end of the day. Final payment is due at that time. As the event holder, you are responsible for all tokens redeemed and not returned. If you leave without paying, your credit card on file will be charged.
  • Please check hours of all activities and attractions inside of Irvine Regional Park at
  • Rental areas may be decorated (ex. balloons, streamers, banners, etc.) as long as all decorations are taken down by the end of the day.
  • Should you have any questions or concerns on the day of your party, a manager will be happy to help. Managers are located at the train station.