March 29, 2015
7:00 AMPersian New Year Celebration

On Sunday, March 29 from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. members of the Persian community and their guests will gather at William R. Mason Regional Park to celebrate the Persian New Year (PNY) “Sizdeh Bedar.” The event historically attracts thousands of people, which will result in periods of severe traffic and increased public pedestrians on public roadways (carpooling is strongly encouraged). It is suggested to make alternate arrangements to park in other “legal parking” locations in the area; for example, University High School will have event parking available for a fee. The Parking Fee at Mason is $15 per vehicle, per entry for this event. 2015 Annual Passes will be accepted. Parking within Mason Regional Park is limited to 600 vehicles, (RV’s and/or other over-sized vehicles will not be allowed into the park), and will be strictly enforced. Once on-site parking fills to capacity, the park entry gate will be closed and no additional vehicles will be admitted; the entry gate will remain closed for the remainder of the day. Park exit gates will remain operational for the duration of the day. To ensure the enjoyment of this event at Mason Regional Park, we request all park visitors make a concerted effort to remind their community participants that the following regulations and County Ordinances are enforced for their personal safety and protection. Failure to comply may result in citation, eviction, or both. Vehicles are not permitted on the grass and sidewalk areas; also, curbside parking or stopping is not permitted at any time. Do not drive to a picnic shelter to unload and/or load supplies (this may result in vehicle eviction). Picnic shelters will be on a first-come first-served basis, provided someone remains at the shelter to hold it. Roping off an area to “reserve” it is not permitted. Alcohol is not allowed anywhere in the park. Visitors may have small personal radios or “boom boxes”, provided they keep the volume at courteous levels – this will be at the discretion of the park rangers. No other amplified sound of any type will be permitted; this includes car stereos and karaoke machines. Both the City of Irvine and the County of Orange join in wishing the Persian community a very happy New Year. We are committed to making this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.

  • Event Fee: Free
  • Parking Fee: $15 per vehicle, per entry
  • Age: All ages welcome
March 29, 2015
8:00 AMRanger Led Nature HikeJoin our Park Rangers Sunday mornings for an easy 1-mile hike on the Nature Trail. The trail takes visitors through grassland, oak woodland, riparian and sandy cactus scrub communities. Meet at Old Corral Day Use area. Rain will cancel hike.
  • Fee: Free
  • Parking: $5 per vehicle
  • Wear comfortable clothing, hiking shoes.
  • Sunscreen, water and insect repellent are recommended.

For additional information, please call the park at (949) 923-2210.

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