Shorter fall-winter park hours begin when the clocks fall back.
The clocks fall back early Nov. 3, marking the end of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset.
Fall-winter hours for the following regional parks are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
Carbon Canyon Regional Park
Clark Regional Park
Craig Regional Park
Laguna Niguel Regional Park
Mason Regional Park
Mile Square Regional Park
Tri-City Regional Park
Yorba Regional Park
Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m.)
Wilderness parks and the following regional parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round:
O’Neill Regional Park
Peters Canyon Regional Park
Santiago Oaks Regional Park
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
Caspers Wilderness Park
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (parking lots open at 8 a.m.)
Riley Wilderness Park
Talbert Regional Park
Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
Wieder Regional Park
Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
Irvine Lake will continue to operate Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hours for OC Parks’ beaches vary, but are generally between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Salt Creek Beach opens at 5 a.m. and closes at 12 a.m. Thousand Steps Beach opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 9 p.m.
OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight-saving time returns March 8 and will run through Nov. 1, 2020.
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