Latest Special Alerts


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

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

Park office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27 & Friday, Nov. 28, 2014 due to holiday.


Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Open during operating hours : Parking Lot Closed Dec. 8

The parking lot at Santiago Oaks Regional Park will be closed on December 8, 2014 to paint the lot's parking stalls.  This project will be completed in one day.  In the event of high winds or rain, this project will be rescheduled.  Please check this website periodically for updates.  Thank you.


Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Parking Lot Closed

The parking lot and entrance off Awma Road will be temporarily closed for an improvement project, scheduled to start Dec. 1, 2014. Go to the project page for information and alternate parking locations.


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

A waterline project June through 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. Until further notice, Caspers Park has no water in the park. Please call the park, 949 923 2210, for updates.


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

Beginning Nov. 19, 2014 OC Parks will be improving and repairing the restroom at 1000 steps County Beach.  During this repair the BOTTOM PUBLIC BATHROOM 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  Dec 19, 2014


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Special Events

  • Laguna Niguel Lake will re-open for fishing Wednesday Nov. 19. For information and details, please call the lake office at (949)362-9227 or visit
  • Dec. 7, 6am: Arthritis Foundation "Jingle Bell Run" 


Riley Wilderness Park - Under Maintenance : SWWC Trail closed on weekdays due to a maintenance project.

SWWC Trail will be closed on weekdays and re-opened on weekends due to a maintenance project.


George Key Ranch Historic Park - Closure : Closed due to earthquake damage


Carbon Canyon Regional Park - Under Maintenance : Lake Restoration Project

Lake construction is now complete and cleanup of the surrounding area is currently underway. Details