“OC Parks Sound Check,” a virtual concert series kicked off on Saturday, April 25, and ran through the end of May. Viewers could tune in each Saturday at 4 p.m. on Facebook (@OrangeCountyParks) or Instagram (@OCParks) for virtual performances from local artists in the comfort of their own home. Performers included Matt Costa, Dream Brother, Matt Baxter [United], Wheeland Brothers, Justin Ratowsky from Cali Conscious, and a final concert featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

Click on each artist above to view their virtual performance! #OCParksSoundCheck

As park visitors practice physical distancing and other precautions recommended by health officials, OC Parks is bringing daily park-related fun to you! Below is a video that was shared last week and provides a glimpse of the virtual content currently being created.

Click the video above to explore different cultures from the past with OC Parks' Archeology Curator, Dr. Jerry. 


As state and local health orders and restrictions loosen, OC Parks is methodically adjusting its operations to increase access to outdoor activities.

Parking lots at County parks and beaches that closed in March after stay-at-home orders were put in place have now reopened at full capacity. Some amenities, including playgrounds, fitness courses, picnic shelters and nature centers, remain closed.

The OC Zoo and most historic parks remain closed, although the grounds of Heritage Hill Historical Park are open to stroll the exterior. Individual campsites at O’Neill Regional and Caspers Wilderness parks have also reopened, and may be reserved online or by calling the park itself.

Park and beach visitors should practice physical distancing, avoid crowded trails and areas, stay home if feeling unwell, and follow the Orange County Health Care Agency’s latest order. Beach visitors should also be participating in active recreation, not sitting on the sand.

Park operations are subject to change based on state and local guidance. Please check our website for the most up-to-date information regarding closures and modified operations.


Sales of OC Parks Annual Parking Passes have resumed online only while park offices are closed.

A parks-only pass is available for $55, as is a beaches-only pass for $55. A combination County parks and beaches annual parking pass costs $80. Discounts are available for seniors and disabled visitors. Please visit our Annual Parking Pass page for details.


Expiration dates on all existing OC Parks Annual Parking Passes that were valid as of March 18, 2020 will be extended for an additional two months from the original date of expiration due to COVID-19-related parking closures. No action is needed on the part of passholders; the extensions will be automatically applied. If you have questions regarding your new expiration date, call or email your closest park office. Please have your pass number ready.


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