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OC Parks  OC Parks manages nearly 60,000 acres of parks, beaches and historic sites for the County of Orange, Calif.

Don’t miss weekend two of the Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights Friday, 12/14 and Saturday 12/15! Enjoy free family activities from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. including games, crafts, trick ropers, carolers, Woody & Jesse, a magician, and selfies with Santa. Boat Parade of Lights begins at 7:30 p.m.

Sure, today’s rain has closed all trails, but look what else it brought! 🌈🌈 #doublerainbow #acrossthesky
#whitingranch #ocparkshq

Tis the season for giveaways! Visit Dana Point Harbor Dec. 7, 8, 14 & 15 for the Boat Parade of Lights, and bring an unwrapped toy donation to take home this light up tree wand while supplies last! Head to the harbor for four nights of free festivities including games, crafts, carolers, trick ropers, a magical elf, and selfies with Santa from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Toys benefit Operation Santa Claus, Boat Parade starts at 7:30 p.m. #dpharbor #happyharbordays

🚨ATTENTION🚨: A Flash Flood Watch – Evacuation Warning (voluntary) has been issued for the #HolyFire burn area and surrounding locations due to potential flooding and debris flows. Due to this threat, the campground at O’Neill Regional Park has been closed 🚧 and many trails will be closed Thursday.
As of Thursday morning, trails and areas of the park near Trabuco Creek will also be closed, including: 🔴 Arroyo Trabuco Trail north of the 241 Toll Road Bridge 🔴 Live Oak Trail between Edna Spaulding Trail and Water Tank Road 🔴 Pawfoot Trail from Eagle Grove Area into the Arroyo Campground 🔴 Oak Grove and Featherly Day-Use Areas 🔴 Equestrian Arena 🔴 Wash over road crossing and Twisted Tire Trail at Trabuco Creek. 🚧 Park closure info: http://www.ocparks.com/parks/oneill

For updates and evacuation alerts, sign up now for AlertOC at www.AlertOC.com For helpful tips, sandbag information and other resources to help you prepare now for upcoming rain events, visit www.OCgov.com/emergency #HolyFloodReady

🕰 When the clocks fall back ⬅️ early Sunday morning Nov. 4, OC Parks switches to the fall-winter operating schedule. Most regional parks close at 6 p.m. for the fall and winter, and wilderness parks close at sunset. 🌄 OC Parks facilities will remain on these operating hours until daylight-saving time returns March 10. For a full list of operating hours, please see our website at OCParks.com.

Happy Halloween from some of our favorite trick-or-treaters at the OC Zoo! 🎃

🚨CANCELED due to inclement weather 🌩♣️The annual Whiting Ranch Poker Ride♦️ is this Saturday, Oct. 13. Great prizes for the best poker hands, and good times on two wheels for all levels of riders. Go to ocparks.com and click on the Poker Ride link to register -- it's free!🚵‍♀️🚵‍♂️ #wrpokerride #mtb

A big round of applause for Park Rangers Marlon, Eric and Bryan, as they complete their formal uniform inspection. Congratulations Ranger Academy #6! Next up: A final written exam and graduation ceremony. 👏👏👏 #ocparksra6

|| UPDATE 10/3/18:🚰 Water has been restored in day use areas but campgrounds remain closed || 🚨Heads up to visitors to O'Neill Regional Park. 🚧PLEASE NOTE restrooms and showers are CLOSED🚧 until further notice due to a water main break that has caused a major loss of water pressure in the park. The campground will be closed until further notice. Trails and day use areas of the park will remain open regular hours. Please make sure you bring your own drinking water. Portable toilets and hand-washing stations will be available. Camping reservations may be re-scheduled or cancelled and fees refunded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

👏👏Congratulations to our project team 👷‍♀️, who won the Flood Management Project of the Year from the Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE LA) for the Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration and Stormwater Management project in Riley Wilderness Park. The project also won a 2018 Environmental/Conservation Award from National Association of Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO). This project corrected a significant erosion problem using minimal permanent-impact engineering techniques.

Tonight we wrapped up our Sunset Cinema Series with JAWS at Salt Creek Beach🦈 The @ocean_institute came out to tell us the truth about sharks and showed some awesome artifacts before the movie! Thank you to all who came out tonight and throughout the 2018 Sunset Cinema film series. It has been a great summer and we can’t wait for next year! #ocsunsetcinema

Wrap up the summer with a thrilling seaside movie at Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach during Steven Spielberg’s Jaws on Friday, 9/14, from 6-10pm! @ocean_institute will be hosting an educational talk before the movie and will have several different artifacts to check out. #OCSunsetCinema

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