Latest Special Alerts

9/14/2017

Carbon Canyon Regional Park - Special Notice : BREA OLINDA HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY EVENT PARK EXPECTED TO FILL TO CAPACITY

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, Brea Olinda High School's annual Cross Country Invitational will be held in the park. We are expecting approximately 2000 people for this event.

The public should be aware that parking is expected to fill to capacity and will result in the park's closure to vehicular traffic.

9/13/2017

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve - Special Notice : Bluff Repairs and Slurry Seal

Sept. 18-Oct. 3 2017: Bayview Trail will be closed intermittently for a slurry seal project. Detour 

Aug. 14-Nov. 2017: East Bluff Erosion Repairs - Back Bay Drive roadway and trail will be open during construction, except for a two week period in September.

9/8/2017

Dana Point Harbor - Closure : Cove Road Closure

9/7/2017: Cove Road will be closed to all access beginning Monday September 11th, 2017 to mid-December 2017 for OC Public Works erosion and drainage repairs.

9/1/2017

Peters Canyon Regional Park - Under Maintenance : Park open during normal operating hours.

Peters Canyon main parking lot will be closed from 9/11/17 to 9/14/17 due to maintenance. Please seek alternative parking.

8/31/2017

O'Neill Regional Park - Special Notice : Road Maintenance

Orange County Fire Authority crews will be working at various locations in the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness Area beginning September 5th through December 2017. Vegetation trimming is required to maintain the required road width for emergency and maintenance vehicle access. Grading will be performed to repair ruts and improve drainage.

Trails will be open while work is being performed. Trail users should watch for vehicles and equipment. Make eye contact with the equipment operator before you approach or attempt to pass.

8/24/2017

Old Orange County Courthouse - Under Maintenance : South entrance closure and elevator upgrade

Conservation work will take place on the south fa├žade of the Old Courthouse from September 11th to December 15th. The south entry will not be accessible during this time. The building will remain open, and visitors can enter through the north and west entrances.

From October 30th to December 15th the elevator will not be operable due to upgrades, and there will be no ADA access to the 2nd and 3rd floors. There will be no tours or special events in this period, and no weddings in the historic courtroom.

8/18/2017

Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Minor Construction Project

Northwest portion of the park will be impacted by a minor construction project until further notice.

7/18/2017

Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Edison-Viejo Trail Closure

Recent developments have changed the status of the Edison-Viejo Trail. As such, OC Parks no longer maintains a license agreement for trail access. Trail users can access Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and the Aliso Creek Bikeway by using Glenn Ranch Road.

5/8/2017

Riley Wilderness Park - Open during operating hours : Park is now open.

Creek Restoration Project: Ongoing trail closures through May for Wagon Wheel Creek restoration project. More

1/4/2017

Talbert Regional Park - Special Notice : Pampas Grass Removal Project

Starting Jan. 11, OC Parks and habitat restoration specialists will begin a pampas grass removal project at Talbert Regional Park, South of Victoria Avenue. Park visitors may experience some temporary trail closures during this time.
Habitat Restoration Plan

10/28/2014

George Key Ranch Historic Park - Closure : Closed due to earthquake damage