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Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 13

Sunset over a sage scrub landscape

The clocks spring forward early March 13, 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, and 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
  • Laguna Niguel Regional Park
  • Mason Regional Park
  • Mile Square Regional Park
  • Tri-City Regional Park
  • Yorba Regional Park
  • Irvine Regional Park (opens at 6 a.m.)

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

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 will close at 12 a.m. Thousand Steps Beach opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.

OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight-saving time ends Nov. 6, 2022.