Environment / Agriculture / Parks & Recreation

BREAKING NEWS:  Recreation Division Program Postponement Update.

Orange County Parks  - Effective Tuesday, March 24, as part of the effort to mitigate and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Orange County is closing all playgrounds at County Parks.  In addition, these three parks: Fairview, Efland-Cheeks and Cedar Grove Park that were closed March 17th remain closed. These parks include active recreation facilities such as courts, fields and playgrounds that may encourage gathering and work against the social distancing measures being used as part of the effort to minimize the virus.

The Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation (DEAPR) works to conserve and manage the natural and cultural resources of Orange County. Included within this "green infrastructure" are  natural areas and nature preserves, open spaces, parks and recreation facilities, water resources, and agricultural and cultural resource lands. Consistent with the strong environmental ethic of the community, DEAPR also strives to bring environmental education, recreation, athletics and other programs to residents of the County - with a goal of promoting cultural, physical and natural stewardship and well-being.

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Inclusion Statement

Orange County Department of Environment, Agriculture, Parks and Recreation(DEAPR) is committed to providing inclusive recreation opportunities and encourages individuals with and without disabilities to participate together. In order for individuals with disabilities to participate as fully as possible, reasonable accommodations will be provided. If you or a family member will need accommodations, please refer to the staff directory listing to contact us.