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Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 10

Arroyo lupine at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park

The clocks spring forward early March 10, 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. Wilderness parks close at sunset year-round.

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
  • Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m.)
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park
  • Mason Regional Park
  • Mile Square Regional Park
  • Tri-City Regional Park
  • Yorba Regional Park

Wilderness parks and the following regional parks open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year-round:

  • Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park
  • Caspers Wilderness Park
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park (parking lots open at 8 a.m.)
  • O’Neill Regional Park
  • Peters Canyon Regional Park  
  • Riley Wilderness Park
  • Santiago Oaks Regional Park
  • Talbert Regional Park
  • Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
  • Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park
  • Wieder Regional Park

Irvine Lake will continue to operate Friday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 closes at midnight.

OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight saving time ends November 3, 2024.