Latest Special Alerts


Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Partial Bridge and Trail Closures

July 21 and July 25-28: Awma Bridge temporary half-bridge closures for rehabilitation. Details

Saturday, Aug. 5: Wood Canyon, Mathis Canyon, Cholla, West Ridge, Coyote Run, Rock-it, Car Wreck and Dripping Cave Trails will be closed from 7-10am for the Non Dot mountain bike race. Access on trails into Wood Canyon will be limited.


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Construction Project

  • Northwest portion of the park will be impacted by a minor construction project from 6/26/17 to 8/29/17.
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park is currently experiencing an algae bloom and minor fish die-off in the Sulphur Creek Reservoir (lake), potentially caused by recent high temperatures. Corrective measures are being taken to restore the condition of the lake.


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.


Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Special Notice : Trail Maintenance

There is trail maintenance being performed on Wilderness, Chutes, and Mountain Goat trails.  Watch for equipment and temporary trail closures. After trail work some trail surfaces may be soft or loose.  


Caspers Wilderness Park - Open during operating hours : Reserve Campsites Early/Upcoming Events

Reserve Campsites Early: Due to the approaching summer months, campsites are selling out 3 to 4 weeks in advance on Fridays and Saturdays.



Capistrano Beach Park - Open during operating hours : Special Notice

*Capistrano Beach and Poche Beach are currently under a shark advisory. Please check back for updates.*


Craig Regional Park - Special Notice : Restroom Closures

Restrooms #4 & #6 are closed due to maintenance. 
Porta potties & wash stations are available at both areas.


O'Neill Regional Park - Special Notice : Reserve Campsites Early

Due to the approaching summer months, campsites are selling out 4 to 6 weeks in advance on Fridays and Saturdays.


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