May 23, 2017
9:00 AMTuesday Morning Fitness Hike on Paved Hicks Haul Road

Ready for a workout? Forget the gym for the day and head outside! Join us for an exhilarating morning fitness walk on the paved Hicks Haul Road.

  • This hike allows you to choose between a 3, 6, or 8 mile route, all of which are conducted at the speed of about 3.0 to 3.5 miles per hour.
  • The road is paved and the terrain is smooth, so this is a great walk for anyone who wants a “wilderness experience” without getting dirty! We will have two fairly steep hill ascents and descents.
May 24, 2017
10:00 AMEquestrian Ride: Discover The Natural Wonders Of Weir Canyon

Be prepared to experience the beauty and wonder of Weir Canyon, steeped in history and lore, on this morning equestrian ride. The ride will travel through Weir Canyon, where the trail weaves its way through a beautiful oak woodland inhabited by deer, coyote, bobcat, and many different birds. You will travel the route of the Butterfield Stage and see a monument dedicated to the Mexican ox cart drivers. If time permits, we will climb to the Two Tower vista point to look at distant views.

  • This ride travels on wide trails with several easy to moderate climbs. Equestrians who have trail riding experience and their own fit and able horse are welcome.
  • You will need to transport your horse to the staging area. Owners of unshod horses, please note that footing will include areas of gravel and distances over asphalt pavement. Please bring water on the ride.
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May 11, 2017  Villa Park Dam Water Release

OC Public Works will be gradually releasing large amounts of water from behind Villa Park Dam into Santiago Creek located within Santiago Oaks Regional Park.

Timing: Beginning Sunday, May 14th, 2017 and continuing for approximately two weeks

Work Hours: 9 p.m. through 4 a.m.

Note: The release will take place after the park is closed and all trail access points within the park will re-open during normal operating hours the next day. The water release is scheduled to stop early in the morning to allow for proper drainage.

As part of ongoing flood control maintenance, the release of water is necessary to reduce the potential for flooding. Project safety measures will be in place to ensure the safety of the public. Staff will also be on site until the project is complete. The public is advised to avoid the project area during active water releases.

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May 2, 2017  OC Parks Presents Sunset CinemaThe County of Orange and OC Parks are pleased to present the first Sunset Cinema film series, featuring 12 free movies at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Salt Creek Beach, Mason Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Yorba Regional Park. Sunset Cinema will screen recent favorite and popular classic films June 3 – August 18 around sunset.
April 19, 2017  New Exhibit Features Segerstrom Family ArchivesThe Old Orange County Courthouse will host Segerstrom Pioneering Spirit: The American Dream from April 25 to July 14, spotlighting the Segerstrom family's influence on Orange County.

The show will showcase imagery from the Segerstrom family archives and Ruth Ann Moriarty's archives. The exhibition tells the story of the Segerstrom family's journey from Sweden to the United States, and their subsequent accomplishments and achievements developing Orange County -- both commercially and civilly -- into the international destination it is today.

April 3, 2017  OC Parks 2017 Summer Concert Series10 free concerts bring Donavon Frankenreiter, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Matt Costa, and a surprise guest to the OC Parks summer stage.