News

January 10, 2014 
Emerald Canyon Trail Closure

Emerald Canyon is temporarily closed beyond post #14 due to extensive damage. Restoration work has begun and the trail is expected to reopen in the spring.

Two bridges will be installed, in addition to the extensive trail work. Please respect and obey the closures for your own safety; there will be heavy equipment and increased hazards in the area.

Volunteer opportunities for this project will be available starting in February. Please check with the park if you are interested.


March 6, 2014 
Extended Park Hours Begin March 9

Starting March 9, the spring-summer hours for regional parks are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. That includes Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine and Laguna Niguel regional parks open at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.


December 23, 2013 
2014 OC Parks Annual Passes Now Available

OC Parks annual passes and decals offer convenient parking at your favorite regional and wilderness parks, as well as all County beach parks. Enjoy hiking, mountain biking, exploring, surfing or rest and relaxation in nature with simple pre-paid parking at all locations. An OC Parks Pass makes for the perfect gift for the outdoor and adventurous friends and family members in your life.




October 28, 2013 
Park Hours Change

Earlier sunsets bring earlier closing times to OC Parks.


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