Latest Special Alerts


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


Mile Square Regional Park - Special Notice : Archery Range Closure

The archery range will be closed on Saturday October 25th and Sunday October 26th for special events.    


Irvine Regional Park - Special Notice : October Crowds at Irvine Park

October is the busiest month of the year at Irvine Park.  It is advised for park visitors to arrive before 11:00 am. or after 3:30 pm.  Large crowds are expected, especially on weekends.  Please plan your day accordingly. The park gates open at 6:00 am. daily.


Carbon Canyon Regional Park - Under Maintenance : Lake Restoration Project

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


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

* Laguna Niguel Lake will be closed until further notice.

* Alzheimer's Association "Walk To End Alzheimers" Nov. 8, 6am-12pm
* Arthritis Foundation "Jingle Bell Run" Dec. 7, 6am-12pm


O'Neill Regional Park - Special Notice : Arroyo Trabuco Trail Maintenance

Trail maintenance is scheduled on the Arroyo Trabuco Trail near the Santa Margarita bridge beginning Tuesday, October 7th through Friday, October 17th. The trail will be closed intermittently on weekdays while equipment is in use.


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.


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

Beginning the third or fourth week of October, 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 November 21, 2014.


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.


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.