The commemoration of the opening of the next phase of the Jeffrey Open Space Trail will take place at 10 am on Saturday, January 10.

The affair starts with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, and is being put on by the City of Irvine and the Irvine Company.

Jeffrey Open Space Trail in Irvine
The jogging, walking and bicycle trail, is 3.5-miles long, and can be found along Jeffrey Road between Portola Parkway and the i5 freeway. This is another important addition to Irvine's vast permanent open-space program. 

This new section of the trail consists of a 5-foot-wide decomposed granite trail, an 11-foot-wide paved trail, three pedestrian bridges and two under crossings. These under crossings allow uninterrupted biking, jogging and walking connectivity through the Villages of Cypress, Woodbury and Stonegate.

Along the trail, you'll learn about interesting timelines in Irvine's history, and see plaques and monuments along the route. 

The ribbon cutting ceremony will will be held at the Cypress Community Park, which is at 255 Visions, Irvine. 

Of course there's no charge for the event ad no reservations are needed. Just arrive! After the ceremony, everyone is invited to jog, walk, or bike the trail, and also to take part in a scavenger hunt, and a bunch of trail activities, including giveaways.