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Extended Park Hours Begin March 12

Daylight saving time brings longer spring-summer operating hours to Regional and Wilderness parks.

The clocks spring forward early March 12, marking the beginning of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 9 p.m. for the spring and summer, and wilderness parks close at sunset.

Spring-summer hours for the following regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.:

  • Carbon Canyon Regional Park
  • Clark Regional Park
  • Craig Regional Park
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park
  • Mason Regional Park
  • Mile Square Regional Park
  • Tri-City Regional Park
  • Yorba Regional Park
  • Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m.)

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
  • Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • 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 ends and will return to fall-winter hours Nov. 5, 2017.