Latest Special Alerts

11/13/2017

Peters Canyon Regional Park - Special Notice : Portions of park closed due to Canyon Fire 2 damage

Portions of the park remain closed: Lake View Trail, Skylark Trail and Cactus Point Trail (map). For your safety, please stay on the trails and follow signs. Further information regarding Canyon Fire 2 can be found here.

11/13/2017

Mason Regional Park - Special Notice : Park Office Closure

The park office will only be open until 11:30am on Wednesday, November 15. We will be closed in the afternoon and reopen normal business hours on Thursday, November 16. Please email the park office at masonpark@ocparks.com for any questions or inquiries.

11/9/2017

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Trail Brushing and Grading

Orange County Fire Authority crews will be trimming brush and grading roads on Stagecoach North Trail, West Canyon Trail, Serrano Ridge Trail and other nearby trails. This work will restore maintenance and emergency vehicle access, repair rutting and improve drainage. Work is expected to last through December 2017, but may be delayed by rain or if crews respond to wildfires or other incidents.

The trails will remain open while work is being performed. Because crews will be using loud heavy equipment and machinery-such as bulldozers and chainsaws-trail users should exercise caution, including making eye contact with equipment operators and waiting for acknowledgement before attempting to pass.                       

11/7/2017

Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Closure : Park closed for fire recovery

The park is closed due to damage from the Canyon Fire 2. Trespassers subject to citation. We will post information here as available.

11/7/2017

Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : Park open, trails closed for fire recovery

Interior portions of the park are open (closure map). Exterior trails remain closed until further notice due to damage from the Canyon Fire 2. We will post information here as available.

10/26/2017

Salt Creek Beach Park - Special Notice : Ritz Carlton Dr. Road Improvements

Road improvements will be taking place on Ritz Carlton Dr. during the week of Oct. 30th – Nov. 3rd.  The Salt Creek parking lot will be open throughout the project with limited access.

10/25/2017

O'Neill Regional Park - Special Notice : Trail Brushing and Grading

Orange County Fire Authority crews will be trimming brush and grading roads in the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness area, Live Oak Trail and Coyote Canyon Trail to restore maintenance and emergency vehicle access, repair rutting and erosion and improve drainage. Work is expected to last through December 2017, but may be delayed if crews respond to wildfires or other incidents.

The trails will remain open while work is being performed. Trail users should make eye contact with equipment operator and wait for acknowledgement before attempting to pass.

10/20/2017

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve - Special Notice : Bluff Repairs

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.

8/24/2017

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

Conservation work will take place on the south façade 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.

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