September 21, 2018
8:00 AMBetter Birding Basics: Fall Bird Migration
  • In September, some of the birds that breed in the north return to their winter feeding grounds in the warmer south. Many of them stop along the way at sites like Agua Chinon. Join other birders as we search for migrating as well as resident birds by both ear and eye in this beautiful arroyo canyon. This sensitive habitat has recently undergone restoration, which is expected to attract more birds and wildlife.
September 21, 2018
10:00 AMThe Lure and Lull of Limestone Canyon and The Sinks Equestrian Ride or Dripping Springs
  • Take a leisurely equestrian ride through beautiful Limestone Canyon, home of oak woodlands, grasslands, and coastal sage scrub. View evidence of the old ranch days when cattle once roamed the area, and see some of the wild flowers that are native to our area. You will also see some of the designated natural landmarks of the area.
  • Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.
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Latest News

September 10, 2018  Black Star Canyon Road Resurfacing Sept. 17-Oct. 26OC Public Works, in coordination with OC Parks, will be improving Black Star Canyon Road between the existing trailhead and County property line (approximately 1 mile long) weekdays Sept. 17-Oct. 26.

Weekday trail closures are required for this project. During construction, working hours access will be restricted to residents, utility maintenance and emergency vehicles only. The trail will be open for general public use on weekends. ( More Information )

September 7, 2018  Irvine Park Railroad’s 13th Annual Pumpkin PatchIrvine Park Railroad’s 13th annual Pumpkin Patch is fun for the entire family. Children and adults are invited to the Pumpkin Patch which is open daily from September 15th through October 31st. Irvine Park Railroad is located inside of Irvine Regional Park in the foothills of Orange, California.
News ImageJune 13, 2018  Courthouse Presents Exhibit on Fire and RecoveryThe Old Orange County Courthouse will host the exhibit On the Edge of Flames – Fire and Recovery at Orange County Parks from June 11 to Oct. 12, 2018.

With a special focus on Canyon Fire 2 from 2017, the displays show how fire has affected the land, the response during and directly after a fire, and how OC Parks and other partners help the land recover.

This exhibit features photos of historic fires, before and after pictures of fire and recovery, trail camera footage and a compilation video of Canyon Fires 1 and 2 from Orange County Fire Authority, firefighting tools and materials, and information on how to prepare for wildfires.
June 8, 2018  Portions of Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park to Reopen Saturday

Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park is scheduled to reopen Saturday morning, June 9. Trails damaged in the June 2 Aliso Fire will remain closed. Laguna Niguel Regional Park reopened Friday morning.

The following trails will remain closed until further notice for fire recovery: Nature Loop, Dripping Cave and Coyote Run (south of Rock-It).


Please help your park recover by staying on designated trails and honoring trail closures. For public safety, please let park staff know of any off-trail use at 949-923-2200.

Trespassers in closed areas are subject to citation (OCCO 2-5-46). ( View PDF )