Latest Special Alerts


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Trail Closure

Beginning on Monday, May 8, 2017 through Friday, May 19, 2017, the trails inside Laguna Niguel Regional Park will be closed due to work being completed on the bridge from 7:00am-3:30pm Monday - Friday but will remain open on the weekends.


Mason Regional Park - Special Notice : Maintenance & Special Event

The parks irrigation will be shut off due to a main water line break. As a result the parks grass may show browning. There will be ongoing maintenance to repair it.

On Sunday, May 21, 2017 there will be a large special event going on in the park and parking will be heavily impacted throughout the day. Contact the park office for any questions.


Mile Square Regional Park - Open during operating hours : Archery Range Closed June 3rd

The Archery Range is closed on Saturday, June 3rd, due to large group reservations.


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.

Upcoming Event: Non Dot Adventures Mountain Bike Race - Saturday, June 10, 2017 8:00am-12:00pm. Some trails may be closed for the duration of the event. For more information contact the park office: (949) 923-2210.


Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : Memorial Day Weekend

On Sunday May 28th and Monday May 29th, the Memorial Day holiday will draw large crowds to the park. It is expected that the park will close to vehicle traffic in the late morning or early afternoon on both days. There will be additional parking available at Santiago Canyon College. It is approximately a one-mile walk from the college to the park. There will be no shuttle. Plan ahead.


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

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


Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Bridge rehabilitation project

OC Public Works will be performing rehabilitation work on the Awma Bridge weekdays through early June. Details


Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Special Notice : Dam water releases after park hours

OC Public Works will be gradually releasing large amounts of water from behind Villa Park Dam into Santiago Creek, evenings after Santiago Oaks Regional Park hours for two weeks starting May 14. More Information


Dana Point Harbor - Open during operating hours : Parking Lot Paving at Baby Beach

The parking lot adjacent to the Sailing & Event Center and Baby Beach is scheduled to be paved May 15th, 16th and 17th. Parking will be impacted or unavailable during those days.


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


Craig Regional Park - Special Notice : Restroom Closures

 Restrooms #3 & #4 are closed due to maintenance.


Old Orange County Courthouse - Under Maintenance : Elevator upgrades

The Old Courthouse elevator is undergoing maintenance and will not be operable from May 29 to July 14. There will be no tours, private events, or weddings in the Historic Courtroom during this period till repairs are complete.


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