OC (Orange County) Parks, California -- If you love Orange County, one very good reason may be its parks. Nearly 60,000 acres of parks, historical sites, a zoo, and beach facilities are open to the public for recreational enjoyment. See more California City Parks
OC Parks is a county
organization that maintains 32,000 acres
in 25 urban and wilderness parks, 7
miles of beaches and 27,000 acres of
open space lands such as 150 miles of
bike trails and nearly 350 miles of dirt
Irvine Regional Park, the first regional park in California, includes a train ride, special events and the OC Zoo with animals of the desert southwest.
Caspers Wilderness Park is the largest County park at 7,600 acres. You can camp overnight, hike, bike, and ride horses.
O'Neill Regional Park features
wilderness areas with hiking, camping,
and equestrian opportunities just a
short drive from most areas of the
Historical Buildings: Old Orange County Courthouse, and Historic Helena Modjeska House
Salt Creek Beach and Aliso Beach,
provide the perfect place to soak up the
sun or paddle out for a surf session.
OC Parks has an annual operating budget of more than $90 million, mostly funded by property taxes and grants. Formed in 1934 as the Harbor District, it was renamed Harbors, Beaches and Parks District, and renamed once again in 2007. OC Parks became the official name.
Weddings and events in the OC Parks - It is possible to get married at a beach, historic courthouse, or other such romantic place. You need to call the people in charge of each of the facilities, and unfortunately, their numbers change. Got to OC Parks to look up current contacts. Here are the venues and occupancy ranges:
George Key Ranch in Placentia Capacity: 250
Heritage Hill Historical Park in Lake Forest Maximum Capacity: 150
Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana Maximum Capacity: 100
Salt Creek Beach/North Shore in Dana Point Maximum Capacity: 500
Santiago Oaks Regional Park in Orange Maximum Capacity: 100