Talbert Regional Park is an expansive park divided into six unique sections located in Costa Mesa. North Talbert consists of 91.5 acres and South Talbert is about 88.5 acres. The park has six separate plant groups or zones to explore; the “Intensive Use Area”, “Border Planting”, “Coastal Strand”, “Native Grassland”, “Alluvial Woodland”, and the “Wetland Zone”. Talbert Regional Park also has biking and hiking trails, picnic areas and restrooms for visitors.
The Native Grassland Zone offers space for wildlife and is the biggest section of the park. The Alluvial Woodland is the most secluded section of the park. There is also a small pond, Victoria Pond, near the center of the park. Fishing is not permitted, and swimming and watercraft are not allowed.
There are no playgrounds at Talbert Regional, but the active park space provides ample opportunity for general recreation, picnicking, hiking, and biking.
Talbert Regional Park Details
Address: 1298 Victoria Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Hours: Sun – Sat: 7:00 AM – Sunset
Dogs are permitted on leash
Please note that there is no onsite parking at Talbert Regional Park.
What’s At Talbert Regional Park
There is a small area near Victoria Street along the edge of the park that has been developed into dirt jumps and track for BMX bikes. This section is not maintained by the city and is ride at your own risk. Known locally as Sheep Hills, this area has been used by riders for many years, features a variety of dirt jumps, and is free to the public. The track is good for riders of all experience levels. Be sure to wear your protective gear when riding at Sheep Hills. Remote control cars and electric bikes/scooters are not permitted.
The Talbert Nature Preserve is a popular four mile, easy loop. The trail system within the park allows for observation of natural resources and linkage to other parks up and downstream along the Santa Ana River. There is also interpretive signage to educate about the habitat area. Nearby connecting parks include Canyon Park, Victoria Vista Park and Marina View Park. All are easily accessible by kid friendly connecting trails.
Talbert Regional Park Amenities
- Bike Trails & BMX Course
- Hiking Trails
- Picnic Tables
- Scenic Lookout
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