August 29, 2016
4:00 PMDana Point Harbor 50 Year Time Capsule 1966-2016

Fifty years ago on Monday, August 29, 1966, a rock-placing ceremony sponsored by the County of Orange, the Orange County Harbor District and local Organizations marked the start of construction of Dana Point Harbor. The event took place at Doheny State Beach, during which a time capsule was sealed into a rock chosen from those forming the breakwater.

On May 6, 2016, Orange County Parks removed the 8-ton rock from Puerto Place at the Harbor to the John D. Cooper Archeological Paleontological Center in Santa Ana where the time capsule contents will be cataloged and prepared for the exhibit. "The Rock" will be steam cleaned and placed at its new location at Baby Beach.

Please join us for the festivities at Dana Point Harbor's Baby Beach when the time capsule's contents will revealed - exactly 50 years after the signature event. The unveiling Ceremony will begin at 4pm and a welcome address will be made by Supervisor Bartlett.

This event is COMPLIMENTARY to spectators.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you have your ORIGINAL BBQ Dinner ticket from the 1966 Time Capsule Ceremony, you can use that ticket to receive a COMPLIMENTARY BBQ dinner at the Time Capsule Ceremony 2016!

September 1, 2016
8:00 AMFitness Hike at Canyon View

Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.

  • Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area (from southbound Aliso Creek Road, turn right on Glenwood [turns into Pacific Park] and right on Canyon Vistas. Meet at the entrance to Canyon View Park).
  • For questions, call (949) 497-8324 Mon-Fri & (949) 923-2200 Sat/Sun.
  • For ages 15 and up.
  • Parking: Free.
  • Please sign-up online using link below.
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With over 100 items from the legendary 1964 documentary – including Bruce Brown’s cameras, tape recorder, projector, editing table, Robert August’s passport, matching trunks and jacket, original photos and sketches, and foreign and domestic movie posters – this exhibit at the Old Orange County Courthouse is the definitive collection associated with surfing’s most iconic movie.

Also, enjoy a screening of the movie at Salt Creek Beach Aug. 20.

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July 13, 2016  Awma Road Open to Two-Way Traffic Beginning July 18

Beginning July 18, 2016, Awma Road will be open to two-way traffic, and all vehicles parking at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park must enter and exit from Alicia Parkway.

Awma Road vehicle traffic will have access to the park and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at 28291 Alicia Parkway. Vehicle traffic will not be able to access the parking lot or church through Wood Canyon Drive and Knollwood.

A gate on Awma Road at Knollwood will allow through traffic for pedestrians, bicycles and emergency vehicles only.

July 12, 2016  The Good Dinosaur Movie Nights

Take your pick for an outdoor movie this weekend. Both events start at 7 p.m.

  • Friday, July 15 at Mason Regional Park in Irvine
  • Saturday, July 16 at Carbon Canyon Regional Park in Brea
June 15, 2016  OC Parks Spring Fish Stocking Schedule by WeekSummer catfish stocking schedules by week for Craig, Clark, Laguna Niguel and Mile Square Regional Parks.

More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.