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.