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

Colony Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting Change
The BOD had decided to change the date of our regular monthly meetings to the 2nd Thursday of each month.   The next meeting will be August 10th 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Colony Clubhouse.  
Colony Board Member Elections
The Colony Membership Meeting and Board of Directors elections took place on July 4th in the Clubhouse.  Thank everyone who turned in your ballot as we were able to achieve a quorum for the election. 
The board members elected this year are: 
  • ​Myra Radlow  
  • Michael Jacobs  
  • David Braun
  • John Allmann  
  • Truc Nguyen
  • Dan Patton
​A big thank you to Doug Freedman, our Inspector of Elections for the Colony election this year.  We would like to thank Doug for his volunteer service to the community. 
​4th of July Colony Parade, Games, Pool and Family Fun 
  The 4th is the biggest Colony event of the year with the entire family, young and old, enjoying the fun.
  • We stared with Bike and Anything on Wheels Parade and I think it was the largest turnout ever. 
  • Lawn Games  were fun for the kids
  • Pool Games and raft races rounded out a full day of FUN.  
Thank you Colony Red Hots for running the Snack Bar again this year. And a big thank you to LaDonna Bornzin for pulling it all together and all the volunteers who stepped up through out the day to lend a hand.  
More pictures are posted on Recreation Page
New Link to Colony Approved Paint Colors by Sherwin-Williams
Ready to paint your home's exterior but worry about our Association's color guidelines? Browse our HOA Color Archive to find the approved colors for your home.
Sherwin-Williams Approved Colors

Please remember to always have an approved ARC application prior to starting any changes to the exterior of your home. A new short form has been posted for making the application process easier. The ARC Guidelines are available on the Documents Page. 

Community Events

Sizzlin Summer Concert Series 
Throughout the summer, on Sunday evenings, the City of Irvine sponsors the free Sizzlin Summer Concert Series.  Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for evenings of music in the park. Gourmet food trucks will also be onsite, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Irvine 2/11 Marine Adoption Committee and other Irvine nonprofit organizations. Bring the whole family for these fun evenings of music and dance! 
5:30 at Mike Ward Community Park,  
20 Lake Road
  • July 30: Colour My World (Chicago Tribute Band)
  • Sunday, Aug. 6, Neon Nation – ’80s Music
  • Sunday, Aug. 13, 5:30 p.m.: Stone Soul – Classic Soul & Motown
Free Bus Service to Laguna Beach for Summer 2017 
Irvine residents and visitors going to Laguna Beach this summer can take advantage of a free shuttle bus beginning July 1 and continuing through Sept. 3. The Summer Breeze shuttles will run on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to midnight.

For a second summer, the Orange County Transportation Authority, in partnership with the City of Laguna Beach, will offer the buses from the Cavalia lot on Laguna Canyon Road and Limestone to Laguna Beach.

Convenient stops will be at the Sawdust Art Festival, Laguna Art-A-Fair, Festival of the Arts, Pageant of the Masters, Laguna Playhouse and the Laguna Beach Bus Station. At the Bus Station, visitors can connect with the free Laguna Beach Trolley for shopping and food destinations. Also, the Bus Station is only one block from the beach.
For information and a map to the Irvine parking area, click: