December 5, 2019
8:00 AMThursday Morning Trek: Fremont CanyonThis week in the Irvine Ranch Open Space, we’ll hike in the remote Fremont Canyon. The hike is just under 6 miles and includes a steep hill. We will hike from the mouth of Fremont Canyon, past a historic coal mine, to the Fremont Weather Station. After enjoying a spectacular view, we will hike back the same way to our starting point. Please bring water, a trail snack, sunscreen, hat, and any other necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail and wear sturdy, closed-toe hiking shoes. Ages 16 and up. Registration is required.
December 5, 2019
8:30 AMFitness Hike at Ridge Park

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this difficult, strenuous and fast-paced, 6.6-mile hike (1,100-ft. elevation gain) over very steep, uneven terrain with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

Please be aware this is a fitness hike; the pace is approximately a 19-minute mile.

  • For ages 15 and up.
  • Ages under 18 with a signed waiver from parent. The waiver can be downloaded here: www.lagunacanyon.org/waiver.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Ridge Park Staging Area (Newport Coast Drive to Ridge Park Rd. east to end; meet at the gate.)
  • For questions, call 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri or 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
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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 12/3/19
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. ( View PDF )

September 25, 2019  Laguna Niguel Pavement Rehabilitation October-FebruaryOC Public Works, on behalf of OC Parks, will complete a pavement rehabilitation project within Laguna Niguel Regional Park located in the City of Laguna Niguel. Park users may experience an increase in construction-related noise and dust during regular working hours. The work activity will be completed in phases, utilizing traffic control and flag personnel which will allow park users to utilize the majority of the park during construction. Park users are advised to adhere to all traffic control signage. All construction activity will occur on weekdays.