The clocks fall back early Nov. 3, marking the end of daylight saving time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule. Wilderness parks close at sunset and most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter.
Current fall-winter hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. That includes Irvine, Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Laguna Niguel Regional Park opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 6 p.m.
Santiago Oaks, Peters Canyon and O’Neill regional parks operate on wilderness park hours. Wilderness parks are open at 7 a.m. and close at sunset year round. OC Parks’ wilderness parks are: Aliso and Wood Canyons, Caspers, Laguna Coast, Limestone Canyon and Whiting Ranch and Riley wilderness parks, as well as Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.
Hours for OC Parks’ beaches vary, but are generally between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. Salt Creek Beach opens at 5 a.m. and will close at 12 a.m. Thousand Steps Beach opens at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.
OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight saving time returns in the spring.