January 12, 2017
Our public parks play an important role in the quality of life we enjoy here in Orange. Parks are places of relaxation and recreation that are available, free of charge, for all to enjoy.
In 2017, two of our parks will undergo major renovations and receive upgrades that will allow them to better serve our community.
On January 23, Yorba Park will be completely closed for an extensive rehabilitation that will include re-grading the land, improvements to the dog park facilities, and redesigned landscaping. This project is expected to take 8 to 10 months, and finish sometime this fall.
Shaffer Park is also scheduled to completely close for its renovation this summer. In addition to an overhaul of the landscaping and irrigation systems, the community center, sports fields, and bathrooms will all receive upgrades, enhancements, or complete rebuilds. We are expecting the Shaffer Park project to be completed in mid to late 2018.
The City has been informed by The Irvine Company that they will be placing the Santiago Hills II residential development project on hold until 2019. All of the work planned to begin in 2017, including the clearing of vegetation, site grading, street construction, and home building will be delayed for approximately two years. The Irvine Ranch Water District is currently in the process of moving dirt across Santiago Canyon Road. The Irvine Company will remove their equipment from the Santiago Hills II project area after the Water District has finished the dirt hauling operation. Following completion of the dirt hauling, the Water District will continue working on an unrelated project at its reservoir site to the south of Santiago Canyon Road. If you have any questions about the Santiago Hills II project, please contact The Irvine Company at (714) 720-2610.
To view the history of the Santiago Hills Project, CLICK HERE
December 9, 2016
Once we say a final goodbye to 2016, we will be saying "Hello!" to our brand new City of Orange website.
The all-new Cityoforange.org will have a cleaner look, and provide visitors a friendly user experience that will be much easier to navigate. Mobile device users will also find that our site will adapt to fit their screen size.
We will officially “cut the ribbon” on our new website in January 2017.