January 29, 2020
8:30 AMDiscovery Hike

Explore beautiful Wood Canyon and discover its native flora and fauna with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this steep, uneven and rocky 5-mile hike (depending on trail choice, up to a 500 ft. elevation gain). While we will stop from time to time, spending moments to “discover,” this hike isn’t for beginners.

  • Please wear closed-toed hiking shoes and sun protection and bring plenty of water.
  • Meet at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area. From Pacific Park/Canyon Vistas intersection, go northwest on Canyon Vistas. Park legally (note street signs) on or near Canyon Vistas, preferably between Coastal Oak and Madia (22144 region of Canyon Vistas).
  • We will meet on the paved sidewalk easement leading toward Wood Canyon Trail.
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 M-F or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: Free.
January 29, 2020
8:30 AMDig in! Plant & Protect Wildflowers with the Native Seed Farm

Want to have fun while giving back to nature? Then come help out at the Native Seed Farm in Irvine! There you can help the Irvine Ranch Conservancy grow and harvest native seeds which will be used to repair wildland right here in Orange County. Ages 8 and up; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is required.

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January 22, 2020  Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Now OpenWhiting Ranch Wilderness Park reopened Wednesday after California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials completed their investigation into a mountain lion incident that took place the evening of Monday, Jan. 20, 2020.
November 19, 2019  OC Parks Celebrates with Holiday Events

OC Parks invites families to join us for a festive calendar of events starting the day after Thanksgiving through January. From guided hikes under the stars to meet-and-greets with Santa Claus, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate the holiday season in the outdoors.


Regional, wilderness and beach parks will be open regular operating hours throughout the holidays. Park offices and the OC Zoo will be closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

News ImageOctober 31, 2019  Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Pavement Rehabilitation ProjectOC Public Works, in collaboration with OC Parks, will complete a pavement rehabilitation project along AWMA Road and within Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park between November 4 - Early December 2019. View the PDF to learn more. ( View PDF )

October 24, 2019  2019-20 Trout Stocking Schedule by Week**Revised 1/22/20
Upcoming trout stocking schedule by week for Irvine Lake*, Carbon Canyon Craig, Clark, Tri-City, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mile Square and Yorba regional Parks.

California fishing license required and all California Department of Fish and Wildlife rules apply (*except at Irvine Lake). ( View PDF )