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.
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