Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley Announces Closure of County Parks and Beaches Ahead of Hurricane Hilary

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement following the closure of Orange County Parks facilities, trails, campgrounds, and beaches tomorrow, August 19, 2023. This follows California State Parks’ announcement to close all state beaches in Orange County.  

“Out of an abundance of caution, all County of Orange parks, beaches, and facilities will close tomorrow, consistent with California State Parks. Members of the public should limit all outdoor recreational activity as Hurricane Hilary’s progression continues towards Orange County,” said Supervisor Foley. “Our OC Parks staff are securing our facilities in preparation of the heavy winds and rainfall. Our community must stay safe as we navigate this historic storm together.” 

Ahead of tomorrow’s landfall, county officials estimate a 6’-12’ surf. OC Parks notified all visitors and campers with reservations of the closure and issued refunds. Learn more at 

Members of the public are encouraged to sign up for Alert OC, the County's mass notification system, to receive time-sensitive messages sent directly to cell phones. 


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2. 

Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Law Library Board of Trustees, Orange County Housing Finance Trust, Local Agency Formation Commission (alt), Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council, and OC Public Libraries Advisory Board.