Latest Special Alerts


O'Neill Regional Park - Special Notice : Red Flag Fire Restrictions

Fire Restrictions:

O'Neill Regional Park will be restricting wood and charcoal fires beginning Saturday, October 21st at 10:00am through Wednesday, October 25th at 6:00pm. Fire restrictions may start sooner if wind speeds increase significantly before 10am. Propane grills and stoves are permitted.

The National Weather Service has issues a red flag warning due to the forecast of critical fire weather conditions. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and hot weather can contribute to extreme fire behavior.

Trail Brushing and Grading:

Orange County Fire Authority crews will be trimming brush and grading roads in the Arroyo Trabuco Wilderness area, Live Oak Trail and Coyote Canyon Trail to restore maintenance and emergency vehicle access, repair rutting and erosion and improve drainage. Work is expected to last through December 2017, but may be delayed if crews respond to wildfires or other incidents.

The trails will remain open while work is being performed. Trail users should make eye contact with equipment operator and wait for acknowledgement before attempting to pass.


OC Zoo - Closure : Zoo closed due to Canyon Fire 2

The zoo is closed due to the Canyon Fire 2 and will reopen Saturday, Oct. 21, conditions permitting. We will post information here as available. Zoo were animals were evacuated for the fire and have returned safely.


Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : Park open, trails closed due to Canyon Fire 2

10/20/17: Interior portions of the park have reopened (closure map). The OC Zoo will open Saturday, Oct. 21. Exterior trails remain closed until further notice due to the Canyon Fire 2. We will post information here as available.


Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve - Special Notice : Bluff Repairs

Aug. 14-Nov. 2017: East Bluff Erosion Repairs - Back Bay Drive roadway and trail will be open during construction, except for a two week period in September.


Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Closure : Park closed due to Canyon Fire 2

The park is closed until further notice due to the Canyon Fire 2. We will post information here as available.


Peters Canyon Regional Park - Closure : Park closed due to Canyon Fire 2

The park is closed until further notice due to the Canyon Fire 2. We will post information here as available.


Yorba Regional Park - Open during operating hours :


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Special Event

Laguna Niguel Regional Park will be heavily impacted on October 14, 2017 due to a special event.


Clark Regional Park - Special Notice : Interpretive Center Temporary Closure

 The interpretive center is closed and reopen on Oct. 10.


Dana Point Harbor - Closure : Cove Road Closure

9/7/2017: Cove Road will be closed to all access beginning Monday September 11th, 2017 to mid-December 2017 for OC Public Works erosion and drainage repairs.


Old Orange County Courthouse - Under Maintenance : South entrance closure and elevator upgrade

Conservation work will take place on the south fa├žade of the Old Courthouse from September 11th to December 15th. The south entry will not be accessible during this time. The building will remain open, and visitors can enter through the north and west entrances.

From October 30th to December 15th the elevator will not be operable due to upgrades, and there will be no ADA access to the 2nd and 3rd floors. There will be no tours or special events in this period, and no weddings in the historic courtroom.


Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Edison-Viejo Trail Closure

Recent developments have changed the status of the Edison-Viejo Trail. As such, OC Parks no longer maintains a license agreement for trail access. Trail users can access Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park and the Aliso Creek Bikeway by using Glenn Ranch Road.


Riley Wilderness Park - Open during operating hours : Park is now open.

Creek Restoration Project: Ongoing trail closures through May for Wagon Wheel Creek restoration project. More


Talbert Regional Park - Special Notice : Pampas Grass Removal Project

Starting Jan. 11, OC Parks and habitat restoration specialists will begin a pampas grass removal project at Talbert Regional Park, South of Victoria Avenue. Park visitors may experience some temporary trail closures during this time.
Habitat Restoration Plan


George Key Ranch Historic Park - Closure : Closed due to earthquake damage