Irvine Park is a mini secret for some people. It is a large park boasting kiddie train and pony rides, natural areas to hike in, bike trails, picnic and playground areas, horseback riding trails and the Orange County Zoo. Wild peacocks roam the park. If you hear what you think is someone hollering "help, help," that's just the peacocks.
The park is located about 15 minutes east from the 22/55 intersection. Well worth the trip.