September 22, 2015 
Preservation Work Begins on Old Courthouse Building

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Exterior preservation of the landmark Old Orange County Courthouse is taking place the week of Sept. 21. This work is the first significant maintenance and repair of the iconic building’s distinctive sandstone cladding in nearly 30 years.

The project includes maintenance of the granite base and wood windows. This first phase focuses on the building’s south façade, including the highly ornate, colonnaded entry that is a favorite backdrop for wedding photographs.

August 10, 2015 
Vietnamese Focus: Generations of Stories Exhibition

OC Parks in partnership with the UC Irvine Vietnamese American Oral History Project (VAOHP) present this 8-month art and history exhibition in the historic gallery of the Old Orange County Courthouse in Santa Ana from July 2015 to February 2016.

December 22, 2014 
OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.

The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.

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