Improvements to the entry of Aliso Wood and Canyons Wilderness Park will enter their next phase, after the Board of Supervisors on August 8 approved a contract to build a new visitor center.
The park’s 4,500 acres of coastal canyons, grasslands and oak and sycamore woodlands, represent one of the most pristine remaining natural areas in Orange County. The recently completed, award-winning enhancements to the park’s main entrance provide a staging area for hikers, bikers and equestrians to start their journey into the park. The next phase of improvements to the main entry include a visitor center, restrooms and park staff offices.
August 14, 2017
Tall Ships Festival Returns to Dana Point Harbor September 8-10Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the County of Orange and OC Parks in partnership with Ocean Institute, invite the community to celebrate California’s rich maritime history during the Ocean Institute’s Tall Ships Festival in Dana Point Harbor. Gather friends and family for three days of events Friday, September 8 – Sunday, September 10 and experience the ultimate seaside adventure!
August 11, 2017
Repairs and Road Closures at East BluffStarting Aug. 14, OC Public Works will be performing repairs on the east bluff at Upper Newport Bay and the public can expect temporary closures of Back Bay Drive.
August 1, 2017
Aerial Weed SurveyBetween August 7 and August 18, the Nature Communities Coalition, in collaboration with OC Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and The Nature Conservancy will conduct an aerial weed survey during daylight hours using a small, low-flying helicopter to document and map the distribution of over 30 weed species located within selected inland parks and open space areas.
Parks to be surveyed are the Irvine Ranch Open Space, Irvine Regional Park and Santiago Oaks Regional Park. (
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