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

​Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District 
The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District gave a very informative presentation to Colony residents at the clubhouse on April 13th. ​We would like to thank Mary-Joy Coburn, the Public Affairs Coordinator for the district. She was very helpful in answering our questions and presenting the latest information on outside pests in our community. 

The District is asking for our help in controlling the spread of mosquitoes by reporting  ALL daytime mosquito attacks to the Orange County Mosquito & Vector Control District at: Phone: (714) 971-2421 Flyer link

The District web site, is full of information and links to reporting and educational material.   They have a number of educational pamphlets available in multi-language formats to help communicate how mosquitoes are changing our quality of life in Orange County.  Please review this informational pamphlet on INVASIVE MOSQUITO ALERT to do what you can to keep the pest away for our community 

Colony News

Colony Club Membership Meeting
Board Member Elections
The Colony Board of Directors elections take place on July 4th in the Clubhouse.
  • 11:00 a.m.—Polls Open
  • 1:00 p.m.—Polls Close
Colony Election Results are announced after the polls close.
Please look for election materials in the mail. Instructions for voting, your ballot and candidates statements will all be included.  It is very important to achieve a quorum of the membership for the election, so please take the time to fill in your ballot, following the instructions carefully. You can mail your ballot early, or bring it down to the clubhouse on July 4th.  
July 4th Festivities at the Colony
Celebrate July 4th at the Colony! Invite your friends and neighbors to the Colony fun. The day starts  with an “Anything on Wheels” parade, moves on to lawn and pool games then raft races. Colony Red Hots will once again be manning a snack bar, so you don’t even have to cook!
  • 10:00 am: Anything on Wheels Parade- Meet in front of the Clubhouse
  • 11:00 am: Lawn Games – In Colony Park
  • 11:00 am: Snack Bar opens - Pool
  • 12:00 pm: Pool Games begin
Movie Night in Colony Park
 Minions visited The Colony! 
Well….. Minions, the movie anyway!
Colony residents, were treated to  see the bright yellow, denim clad cuties, Kevin, Bob, and Stuart search for a new master and the pratfalls and mayhem follows.  Thanks everyone that came out to enjoy the movie, there are some more pics on the Recreation Page

Community Events

​The Orange County Great Park
Movie on the Lawn

Movies Begin at Dusk
Join us for a classic or family favorite movie on the outdoor big screen. Bring low-back chairs, blankets and a picnic, or purchase items from the food trucks or snack bar. Movies are weather permitting and admission is free. More info:
  • June 17: Singin’ In The Rain
  • June 18: Minions
  • June 24: Bringing Up Baby
  • June 25: The Peanuts Movie
  • July 8: State Fair
  • July 9: Kung Fu Panda 3
“Smile: Expressions of Orange County,”
​The Orange County Great Park Gallery, in collaboration with the Photographic Society of Orange County, presents “Smile: Expressions of Orange County,” a photographic journey through the diverse cities and communities of Orange County, California, from
  • May 1 through August 14. 
  • Great Park Gallery Hours:
    Thursdays & Fridays: Noon — 4 p.m.
    Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. — 4 p.m.
Gallery admission is free. A public reception will be held on Saturday, May 1 from 1-3 p.m.  The Great Park Gallery is located at the Palm Court. For additional information, visit
Spring Wildlife Information
Bird and Duck Video from Public Information Officer Farrah Emami from Irvine Police Department
Greetings, Irvine neighbors. 

In the midst of spring, you may notice wildlife activity in your neighborhood and around the community. This time of year in Irvine, it is not unusual to see birds, bobcats, ducks and geese, coyotes, opossums, snakes, raccoons, and even turtles. 

The Irvine Police Department would like to share with you a series of three videos with information from our Animals Services Unit about normal and abnormal animal behavior, and what to do if you encounter or observe wild animals near your home. 

The first video is about birds, ducks and their babies, and is now available to be viewed on our Facebook page. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you should be able to view the video using this link

​ ​The second video is about bobcats and coyotes, and is now available to be viewed on our Facebook page. Even if you don’t have a Facebook account, you should be able to view the video using this link: 

The third video we’d like to share some information about normal and abnormal opossum, raccoon and snake behavior, and what to do if you encounter or observe these animals near your home.
​Teen Summer Programs
from Irvine Police Department Public Information Officer Farrah Emami 

Are you the parent or guardian of a high school-aged student? The Irvine Police Department have some fun options for your teen this summer! 
Starting July 25th, Irvine PD will host a 1-week Teen Community Police Academy (CPA). This great program gives teens a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to work in a police department. Participants spend five days meeting officers and learning through hands-on activities about CSI, detectives, K9s, SWAT, emergency management, traffic enforcement, and more! 
Teen CPA runs 8:00 a.m. to noon from Monday, July 25th through Friday, July 29th. The program is free and open to teens who live, attend school, or have direct ties to Irvine. Students ages 14 to 18 years old are eligible to participate. For more information and to apply, visit: