OC Parks and the Irvine Ranch Conservancy unveil a viewing deck in Limestone Canyon.
After accepting a donation of 20,000 acres from the Irvine Company, Orange County is opening Limestone Canyon to the public. Limestone Canyon is home to a number of amazing features, including The Sinks, Dripping Springs and Loma Ridge.
"We're in the middle of a spectacular natural area," said Irvine Ranch Conservancy Executive Director Michael O'Connell. "This spot has some of the best views in Orange County."
The deck is the first viewing platform built in the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks, with others planned. The purpose of the deck - other than providing spectacular views - is to help manage visitor impact and increase safety by keeping visitors in a specific area rather than widely spread out on the rim of the canyon.Orange County 3rd District Supervisor Bill Campbell did the honor of cutting the ribbon that led to the viewing deck.
"We wanted to use this as a symbolic way to say we have some great things to see in Orange County," Campbell said. "We don't have to spend a lot of money or drive a long time to get the experience of a natural park."
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