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Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 12

Poppies at Ronald W. Caspers Wilderness Park

The clocks spring forward early March 12, 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 are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year-round:

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

Irvine Lake will continue to operate Friday-Sunday from 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 will close at 12 a.m.

OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight saving time ends Nov. 5, 2023.