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OC Parks COVID-19 Closures

In an effort to minimize the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on park patrons, staff, and the Orange County community at large, and consistent with the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Governor’s office, and the Orange County Health Care Agency (HCA), OC Parks is currently operating in the following manner as of Wednesday, March 25, 2020. See the County's March 24, 2020 press release for more information.

  • To ensure appropriate social distancing and reduce places of gathering, County park closures will include: parking lots at all County beaches, regional and wilderness parks; parking spaces at all trailheads; parking lots at Irvine Lake; parking along Black Star Canyon Road; pedestrian access points at Thousand Steps, Table Rock, West, Camel Point and Treasure Island beaches; playgrounds; exercise equipment; shelters and trailheads. Passive walk-through pedestrian, cycling, and equestrian activity is permitted.
  • All events, programs and activities canceled.
  • All scheduled volunteer programs and activities canceled.
  • OC Zoo closed.
  • OC Parks Headquarters closed.
  • Park Offices at Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square, Santiago Oaks and Yorba regional parks closed.
  • The Nix Nature Center at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park closed.
  • The Muth Interpretive Center at Upper Newport Bay closed.
  • The Interpretive Center at Clark Regional Park closed.
  • All nature centers at regional parks closed.
  • Arden: Helena Modjeska Historic House and Gardens closed.
  • Heritage Hill Historical Park closed.
  • Irvine Ranch Historic Park closed except for Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the Farmers Market.
  • Old Orange County Courthouse closed.
  • Campsites at O’Neill Regional Park and Caspers Wilderness Park closed.
  • We are suspending new reservations (including camping reservations), permit requests and annual pass sales.

Staff is available to answer your questions, we just ask that you call the parks for more information and practice safe social distancing. Contact information for all our parks can be found by visiting the OC Parks website at ocparks.com.

We apologize for the inconvenience but value you as a patron. More information about COVID-19 can be found at the Health Care Agency website www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus.