Latest Special Alerts


Caspers Wilderness - Special Notice : Restroom Closures

Restrooms closed for maintenance on the following dates:

 Owl & Quail and Old Corral restrooms: Oct. 31 - Nov 7, 2016

 Live Oak and San Juan Meadow restrooms: Dec. 5 - 12, 2016

 Portable toilets and wash stations will be available.


Showers unavailable: Due to severe drought conditions, showers are closed until further notice.


Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : Busy Weekends at the Park

The park will be very busy on weekends through October 30th. This is due to the Irvine Park Railroad Pumpkin Patch. From 10am-4pm, expect long lines of traffic to enter the park. If the park closes to vehicle traffic, parking will be available at Santiago Canyon College. No shuttle will be available. It is approximately a one mile walk from the college to the park. Plan ahead.


Laguna Niguel Regional Park - Special Notice : Crews working in trees

Annual tree trimming continues in the park through the month of October. Tree removals are due to Polyphagous and Kuroshio Shot Hole Borers + Fusarium Dieback damage. More Information

Oct 25 - The sports park trail will be closed until further notice due to MNWD maintenance work.


Clark Regional Park - Special Notice : Interpretive Center Closed

The Interpretive Center will be closed this week of October 25th thru October 28th

  • It will be open for the regular weekend hours from 10am-4:30pm Saturday and Sunday.
  • We will resume its regular weekday hours starting again on Tuesday, November 1st.


Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park - Special Notice : Borrego Parking Lot Closed Tuesday, Nov 2nd

Borrego Parking Lot Closed Monday Oct 24th and Tuesday, November 2nd for parking surface repairs.


O'Neill Regional Park - Under Maintenance : Trail Closure

Vista Trail will be closed for maintenance and repair mid-October through mid-November. The starting date is tentatively scheduled for Oct. 24, determined by the contractor's schedule. Work is expected to take about 3 weeks, please use Coyote Canyon Trail as an alternate route during this time.


Mile Square Regional Park - Special Notice : Unusual Odor at Golf Course

OC Parks is aware of a strong odor from a lake at Mile Square Golf Course. We are working with the lessee that operates the golf course to resolve the issue. More Information


Salt Creek Beach Park - Open during operating hours : Running Event Oct. 30

The Halloween Terrifying Ten run will take place Sunday, Oct. 30 at Salt Creek Beach between 6:30 and 11 a.m. Expect larger crowds than usual.


Mason Regional Park - Special Notice : Crews Working in Trees

Annual tree trimming will be completed in the park through the month of October. Tree removals are due to Polyphagous Shot Hole Borers + Fusarium Dieback damage. More Information


Old Orange County Courthouse - Special Notice : Historic Courtroom Closed

The Historic Courtroom is currently closed due to maintenance. All other areas of the building remain open.


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