Latest Special Alerts


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Lake Closure and Special Events

Laguna Niguel Lake will be closed until further notice.

Nov.7 - Alzheimers Association "Walk To End Alzheimers" 6am-12pm.


Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Borrego Parking Lot/Glenn Ranch Lot Closure

The Borrego parking lot will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Monday, September 29 for maintenance and repair of the light poles. Parking is available at the Glenn Ranch Road entrance.

Glenn Ranch Parking Lot will be closed Saturday, October 11th until 2:00 pm for the annual Whiting Ranch Poker Ride. Visit for more information.


Carbon Canyon Regional Park - Under Maintenance : Lake Restoration Project and Cross Country Meet

October 4: Brea Olinda High School Cross Country Meet 7am-12pm. Expect large crowds up to  1,000 people and limited parking. The park may close to vehicles during this time.

The lake will be closed through late September, 2014. More information available on our website.


Craig Regional Park - Special Notice : Shelters 3, 5 and 8

September 27, 2014: Craig Park will be hosting the Sunny Hills Invitation Cross Country Meet. Park will be severely impacted, please plan accordingly. Event will take place from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

October - November: Shelters 3, 5 & 8 will be closed from October 1 thru December 31, 2014 due to maintenance.


Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : Cross County Championships on Oct. 18th

Irvine Park will be closing by 7:30 am and will not reopen until after 12:00 pm on Saturday, October 18th due to the 48th Annual Orange County Cross Country Championship races.

October is the busiest month of the year at Irvine Park.  It is advised for park visitors to arrive early.  Large crowds are expected, especially on weekends.  Please plan your day accordingly.


Salt Creek Beach Park - Special Notice : Parking Limited Oct. 4-5, Shuttles Available

Oct. 4-5, 2014 OC Parks is hosting the Battle of the Paddle at Salt Creek Beach. This is a large stand up paddle board event. The Salt Creek parking lot will have limited or no parking from Sept. 30 to Oct. 6 to accommodate the event. On event days there will be free shuttles from the Selva parking lot.


Aliso Beach Park - Special Notice : 1000 steps restroom Repair Project

Beginning on Oct 14, 2014 OC Parks will be improving and repairing the restroom at 1000 steps County Beach.  Beginning October 14 the bottom restroom with be CLOSED.  The contractor will provide portable restrooms at the TOP of the stairs.  No restrooms will be available at the bottom.  Estimated completion date is November 21, 2014.


Caspers Wilderness - Special Notice : Caspers Water Line Project May Affect Amenities

A waterline project June to November 2014 may require the water system to be shut off at times. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water may be unavailable. Portable toilets and hand wash stations will be available. Potential impacts of this project include dust, noise, and closures including roads, trails, campsites and day use areas.


George Key Ranch Historic Park - Closure : Historic Home Closed; Grounds Available by Appointment

The historic home was damaged during the recent earthquake and is closed for assessment and repairs. The grounds are available to visit by appointment.