March 6, 2015
9:00 AMFamily Nature Explore: A Wild Story

Join Laguna Canyon Foundation Volunteers and OC Parks staff to find stories in the park. Climb into a real cave. Walk through the trees. Climb a hill. Enjoy a story, have a story snack, create your own story with puppets, and stamp a story to take home! An easy half-mile walk.

  • Ages 3 and up.
  • Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (20101 Laguna Canyon Rd, just south of El Toro Rd intersection).
  • For questions call: 949-497-8324 Mon-Fri & 949-923-2235 Sat/Sun.
  • Parking: $3/vehicle.
March 6, 2015
10:30 AMWild Tales

Visit with Preserve staff for story-telling fun! After a story, learn more about the Bay through crafts and nature walks.

  • For ages 2 to 5 years old.
  • Class is $5 per participant.
  • Class space is limited and pre-registration is required. Please call (949) 923-2275 or email unbic@ocparks.com to register.
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Latest News

March 4, 2015  Extended Park Hours Begin March 8The 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.
February 9, 2015  Invasive Pest Found in Orange County

Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB), an invasive beetle that has killed thousands of oak trees in San Diego and Riverside counties in a short span of time, has now been detected in Orange County. The GSOB was discovered in approximately 60 trees on County park land in northern Orange County. Since GSOB is transported in oak firewood, it is critical that Californians keep firewood local and not move it out of the area.

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News ImageDecember 29, 2014  Amanda

Amanda, a mountain lion that has been a main fixture at the OC Zoo for years, died Dec. 29. She was 16 years old.

Amanda was greatly beloved by staff, volunteers and zoo visitors. She will be greatly missed.

December 22, 2014  OC Parks Introduces New Parking Passes

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.