August 21, 2017
9:00 AM2017 Solar Eclipse

Join us for a special viewing of the 2017 Solar Eclipse at Caspers Wilderness Park. Volunteers will use telescopes with special solar filters to view the sun safely.

At Caspers Wilderness Park, the eclipse will begin at 9:06 a.m., the midpoint will be at 10:22 a.m. and it will end at 11:45 a.m.

  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
August 24, 2017
8:30 AMFitness Hike at DilleyRaise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, fast-paced, 5.5-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (900-ft. elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.
  • Ages 15 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, James Dilley Preserve (I-5 or 405 south to 133 south to stoplight at 73 toll road; and make a U-turn, go 1 block. Dilley is on the right.)
  • Online reservations required.
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri or (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3 per vehicle.
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News ImageAugust 17, 2017  Board Approves Contract for Aliso and Wood Canyons Visitor Center

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.

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July 26, 2017  Bay View Bridge Temporary ClosureOC Public Works will begin repairs on the Bay View Bridge at Upper Newport Bay located within the City of Newport Beach. Portions of the Brown/Bay View trail will be temporarily closed from July 31 to Sept. 15, 2017 for construction activities. ( View PDF )