The Colony

The Colony was established in 1970 as the first development of the Walnut Village in Irvine. There are 475 single family homes in the community. The Colony is a family community just blocks away from Irvine School District’s Irvine High School and College Park Elementary School. Just a short walk to shopping at both Walnut Village Center and Heritage Plaza; it is a pedestrian and bike friendly location. Peter’s Canyon Bike trail and Harvard Park Athletic fields are also close by.

Colony Calendar


Colony News

​Breakfast with Santa 
The rain stopped, the sun shone, and blue sky welcomed Santa for his visit to the Colony. All the good Colony boys and girls (and their families) headed to the Clubhouse December 13 to enjoy a pancake breakfast and ask Santa for that speical something. Cookie decorating, crafts, and fun rounded out the event. Many thanks to our volunteers who made the breakfast possible.... and a big thank you to Santa for coming by!

Be sure to visit the Recreation Page to see more photos from Breakfast with Santa
Colony’s Community Service Manager Change at Accell
The Colony has a new Community Service Manager at Accell Property Management. Please welcome Alyse Hendrick our new Community Service Manager. She can be reached at or 949.581.4988 Ext. 251.  She will be working closely with and supporting our Property Manager, Jennifer Fontana to manage the association and facilities.  Lauren Swiderski  our previous Community Service Manager is still with Accell and has been promoted to Property Manager.  We will miss her and wish her all the best in her new position.  
The Management and Billing page has been updated to reflect this change.  
Regular ARC meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of each month.  The January 2015 meeting is being moved to January 8th, so everyone may enjoy New Years Day, which is the 1st Thursday of the month.  The time will remain the same starting at 7:00 PM

Community Events

Irvine High Instrumental Music
Winter Holiday Concert
  • Wednesday, December 17 6:30 pm
  • IHS Theater
 Jazzy Holiday Concert
  • Thursday, December 18 6:30 pm
  • IHS Theater
Instrumental Concert Tickets
Adults $5
Students/children - Free
OC Great Park: Upcoming Events
Children’s Garden Workshops
  • Sunday, December 21 & Sunday, January 18
  • Time(s): 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Location: Farm + Food Lab 
  • Free
  • Ages 3-9
This monthly workshop series is a fun and engaging interactive learning experi-ence that brings to life the natural wonders of the Garden.
Garden Beats
  • Sunday, December 28
  • Time(s): 2:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Location: Farm + Food Lab
  • Free
This hands-on, family friendly, entry-level percussion learning experience is a great way to learn how to connect and communicate through the universal lan-guage of rhythm and rhyme.
Story Time In The Garden
  • Sunday, January 4
  • Time(s): 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Farm + Food Lab
  • Free
Reoccurring 1st Sunday of every month. A fun-filled enchanting hour of food related stories, songs, games and activities designed to help kids build a strong language, literacy and life-long healthy eating habits.
Garden Workshops
  • Saturday, January 10- Cool Gardening
  • Saturday, January 31- Avocado Health and Pruning
  • Time(s): 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Farm + Food Lab
  • Free
Seasoned Chefs Culinary Workshop: Chef Tom Helspert
  • Saturday, January 17
  • Time(s): 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Location: Farm + Food Lab
  • Free Ages 16+
Chef Tom Helspert will demonstrate how to process, procure and preserve all portions of a duck for winter. He will also give information on where to find choose and purchase local sustainable and humanely raised birds.