OC PARKS CONTINUES PARK IMPROVEMENTS
Despite the challenges COVID-19 has brought, OC Parks continued progress on numerous improvement projects in 2020.
Clark Regional Park installed new pedestrian bridges and Craig Regional Park a new shade structure at its sports complex. Caspers Wilderness Park’s nature center received exterior paint and siding repairs, as well as the replacement of the San Juan Arizona crossing.
Pedestrian bridge at Clark Regional Park
Playgrounds at Mason Regional Park now have shade sails, and Laguna Niguel Regional Park replaced a restroom building. Parking lots at Laguna Niguel and O’Neill regional parks, as well as Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park were repaved.
The amphitheater at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve was remodeled, and George Key Ranch Historic Ranch received seismic retrofits. Additionally, the Old Orange County Courthouse completed exterior repairs on all sides of the building, as well as HVAC and exhaust system repairs.
The amphitheater at Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve
In 2021, we are looking forward to more projects, including ADA-compliant restrooms at Carbon Canyon, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, Yorba, Craig and Tri-City regional parks; and new shade shelters at Caspers Wilderness Park, Irvine, Mile Square, Santiago Oaks and Yorba regional parks.
Other projects include an outdoor exercise area and accessible fishing dock at Tri-City Regional Park, redesigning the entry at Mason Regional Park, adding restrooms at Peters Canyon Regional Park and remodeling the amphitheater at O’Neill Regional Park.
Work on the new large mammal exhibit at the OC Zoo will also begin this year.