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.
Irvine World News featured a look back at Walnut Village to reflect on Irvine's agricultural history.  Did you know  that this area of Orange County supplied 1/3 of the world's English Walnuts from 1893 to 1931. The Colony was the first development in Walnut Village. Celebrations on the 4th of July at Colony Pool were mentioned as part of this history, a tradition that continues to this day. 
 Link to article from Irvine World News

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Colony News

Colony Board of Directors Election Results
The Colony members have elected the following Directors to the 2014 - 2015 board.
John Allmann; David Braun; Michael Jacobs; John Jaeger; Chip McGehee; Myra Radlow; Q.C. Tran.
Many thanks to these members for their willingness to serve the community.
A Special Thank You to our Inspector of Elections, Charline Grundmann, and committe members Larry and Julie Volez for working on the 4th of July and giving up their holiday.
The Colony July Fourth Celebration  
The party started with the annual Bike Parade. Officer Matt Aragon led the parade again this year, passed out stickers, and stayed for pictures. Thank you Officer Aaron and The Irvine Police Department for supporting the Colony!
Everyone who participated received a patriotic (temporary) tattoo and tickets redeemable at the snack bar.
Despite the heat, the lawn games were very popular this year. 
Next, it was time to hit the pool, and beat the heat with some cool fun. The pool games started with the nickel toss, moved on to the cannon ball contest and then to the greased watermelon competition. Raft races followed, with winners in eight categories.
 Thank you to the many Colony Red Hots parents who worked hard manning the snack bar for all the hungry Colonists. They work hard so you can relax and enjoy the day. The Red Hots opportunity drawing topped off the day’s activities. Thank you to Steve and Kim Rausch for organizing this for so many years.
Many thanks to Casey Chow for sharing some of the pictures of our celebration. 
More recreation photos on Recreation Page

The Colony July Fourth Celebration is a huge event and we could not do it without a lot of support. Many, many thanks to all who signed up or just offered to help that day. Thanks to Eileen Tsai, Matt Cohen, Diana Tom, and Emmanuelle Bigot for their help with set up. Eileen and Diana helped with clean up, too!  Thank you to our Bike Parade judges, Autumn and Valerie Schiano and Signe Nicklas. A big, big thank you to Justine Brown and Kristina Tsuchiyama for all their running back and forth helping with the lawn games. Thank you to Chip McGehee, John Fox, Alex Rodriguez and John Allmann for inflating, deflating and cleaning the rafts. Thank you to Ann Brown and Valerie Lundvall for help with the pool games. A huge thank you to our (now) retired announcer John Allmann and our new announcer, Ron Lundvall. Ron did an awesome job, he’s a natural!  And to anyone else who stepped in to help with the lawn games, raft races, and setup/ clean up, thank you! You are what make the Colony a great community to live in!

Community Events

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts
Grab your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and dancing shoes for a fun-filled evening of music in the Park.  This free concert series will feature gourmet food trucks onsite with proceeds benefitting nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 949-724-6606.
  • July 20: The Derek Bordeaux Group
  • July 27: Pacific Symphony in the Cities
  • August 3: Sensation Showband
  • August 10: Springsteen: The Premier Tribute to the Boss
  • August 17: Stone Soul
  • August 24: The Kelly Rae Band
Mike Ward Community Park - Woodbridge (MWCP)Alton and Lake