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November 23, 2020  Whiting Ranch Open with RestrictionsPortions of Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park will reopen on Monday, Nov. 23 after being closed by the Silverado Fire. The partial reopening will allow access to portions of the park that were not affected by the fires. In order to safely reopen, it is imperative that everyone respects the closures that remain in effect.
September 10, 2020  OC Zoo Opens Sept. 12 with Modifications

The OC Zoo inside Irvine Regional Park will reopen Saturday, Sept. 12 with modifications to promote the health and safety of our visitors, staff and animals. These measures are based on guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of California.

The number of visitors will be limited, and visitors must follow a designated path of travel within the zoo. Keeper chats, animal presentations, and animal interactions will not be offered at this time to discourage congregations of people. Our Petting Zoo, feeding of goats and sheep, and animal interactions are closed temporarily while we minimize public contact with animals.

May 1, 2020  OC Parks COVID-19 Modified Operations

UPDATED 11/16/20: In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, the Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks are operating in the following manner.

February 4, 2020  OC Parks Top 3: Scenic SpotsOC Parks includes more than 60,000 acres of parks, historical and coastal landmarks, and open space that are full of breath-taking views and hidden gems. Grab your camera and come out to explore these landmarks.

Here are our top 3 picturesque photo spots throughout OC Parks, and how to get there. Watch our video for more information.