Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Parking fees: $3 per vehicle entry Monday - Friday; $5 Saturday - Sunday; Higher for some holidays and events (Fee Information)
Craig Regional Park, completed in 1974, is characterized by rolling hills, a large variety of mature trees, open space, a small lake, three year-round creeks and a rose garden. This unique landscape contributes to an overall sense of serenity and beauty. Walkways, picnic tables and park benches are scattered throughout the park's 124 acres providing abundant shade.
A variety of recreational opportunities exist at Craig Regional Park, both open and shaded turf grass and picnic areas are available. Bicycle and hiking/walking trails are also offered for visitor enjoyment.
A three-acre lake is visited by many annual migratory waterfowl. Fishing for catfish and bluegill is allowed with a California Fish and Game License. Launching of model radio-controlled sailboats is also permitted.
The park is also a wildlife sanctuary and is very popular as a bird watching destination.
Six picnic shelters and two group areas provide shade with tables and barbecues. In addition there are picnic tables and barbeques scattered throughout the facility.
The park offers a variety of recreational activities including three softball fields, one baseball field, jogging trails,and a sports complex with basketball, volleyball, and racquetball/handball courts and horseshoe pits. No fields for soccer are available.
Three tot lots are also available for children.
Shelters and Group Areas can be reserved on weekends and holidays.
Many people enjoy celebrating July 4 at OC Parks, and with the holiday falling on a Saturday this year, even more people may visit. Planning your visit ahead of time and knowing the rules can help make for a more enjoyable holiday.
Most importantly, fireworks are not permitted at County parks on July 4 or any other day.
Expect increased crowds at parks, particularly regional parks. Parking lots may fill early, and once they do no additional vehicles will be permitted in the park. All shelters will be available only on a first-come, first-served basis and one person must be present at all times to hold the shelter. No reservations are accepted for July 4.
The clocks sprung forward early March 8, marking the beginning of Daylight Saving Time and OC Parks’ spring-summer operating schedule.
Starting March 8, 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.
OC Parks is pleased to introduce new parking passes that will allow visitors to use a single card to park at all County regional and wilderness parks and/or beaches.
The new “smart cards” replace the entry cards and stickers that were previously used for annual parking. Unlike the previous OC Parks passes, which were fixed to a calendar year (January through December), these smart cards are valid for 12 months from issue date and can be renewed annually. Moreover, for wilderness and beach locations which previously required a sticker affixed to a visitor’s windshield, these passes can be used with any vehicle. The price for the new cards remains the same as 2014.
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