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Extended Spring-Summer Park Hours Begin March 14

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The clocks spring forward early March 14, marking the beginning of daylight-saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.

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. 7, 2021.