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Park Hours Change Starting Nov. 5

Shorter fall-winter park hours begin when the clocks fall back.

The clocks fall back early Nov. 5, 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
  • Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m., (*exterior trails closed due to fire damage)
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park
  • Mason Regional Park
  • Mile Square Regional Park
  • Tri-City Regional Park
  • Yorba Regional Park
  • Regional Trails

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 (*currently closed due to fire damage)
  • Santiago Oaks Regional Park (*currently closed due to fire damage)
  • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Caspers Wilderness Park
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park
  • Riley Wilderness Park
  • Talbert Regional Park
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
  • Wieder Regional Park
  • Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve

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 will close at 12 a.m. Thousand Steps Beach opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.

OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight saving time returns March 11 and will run through Nov. 4, 2017.