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Many regional parks are connected to each other by a network of regional riding and hiking trails and Class I (paved off-road) bikeways. Riding and hiking trails have a soft surface, typically composed of native soil or decomposed granite (DG). Trails are used by equestrians, pedestrians, and mountain bicyclists. Class I bikeways are paved with asphalt or concrete, and are used by bicyclists and pedestrians.
Easter is one of the busiest days of the year at regional parks. Parking lots fill very early in the morning and additional vehicles may not be brought into parks that have reached parking capacity. Parking fees for some regional parks will increase to $7 for Easter Sunday, April 5.
The 15 miles of trail tread on the Santa Ana River Trail Class 1 bikeway from Katella Avenue to just past Pacific Coast Highway will be overlaid with a coat of slurry seal and striped.
The project is estimated to take a month or more to complete, with a tentative start date of August 11. Expect delays along with detours for public trail users.
Additionally, a bridge widening project under the trail at Lincoln Avenue in the City of Orange will have a detour set in place. Starting Sept. 9 and tentatively ending Oct. 1, the 800-foot portion of Santa Ana River Trail that goes under the Lincoln Avenue bridge in the City of Orange will be closed.
There will be a short detour that will send users out of the Santa Ana River corridor onto Lincoln Avenue. Trail users will be required to cross Lincoln at the Batavia Avenue signal using the crosswalk. It will be paved and all safety/ directional signage will be approved in proper areas.
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.
The clocks fall back early Nov. 2, 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.
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