Reopening Irvine Lake

Irvine Lake was closed for three years due to disagreements among several entities. Upon taking office, Supervisor  Wagner successfully led negotiations with the Irvine Company, Irvine Ranch Water District, Serrano Water District, and the County of Orange to reopen Irvine Lake for public enjoyment.

On August 17, 2019, nearly 2,000 excited anglers poured into Irvine Lake for shoreline fishing; it remains open to this day, operating every Friday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Our office heard from residents about how they used to enjoy the lake as children, and look forward to sharing the joys of the great outdoors with the next generation. Supervisor Wagner remains dedicated to expanding public resources, without raising your taxes.

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