Directions to Park
The park entrance is located on University Drive in Irvine.
By expanding the Trail map on the right you can easily ascertain the best way depending on your location.
The parking fee is $3 during the week and $5 on weekends.
7:00 am to 6:00 pm in the winter
7:00 am to 9:00 pm in the summer
Dogs are allowed in the park.
Their are numerous restrooms and countless water fountains located within the park. See the OC Parks map for specifics.
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Mason Regional ParkMason Regional Park is a small regional park located in Irvine. Within the main body of the park there is a beautiful 9 acre lake, multiple playgrounds, numerous picnic shelters and a variety of athletic fields. To the east of the main body of the park, crossing Culver Drive, is an accompanying wilderness area which is accessible from the Sand Canyon Wash Bike Trail.
From a mountain biking perspective this park doesn't have anything to offer. All the trails, within the main body of the park, are concrete and flat. Runners and walkers will find the park attractive for a few reasons: peaceful/scenic setting, intermittent shade, adequate course length (2 miles), and a billion water fountains.
The following map is provided by OC Parks:
I've noted one trail which is suitable for running and walking within the main body of the park.
For those of us that are reluctant to run on concrete, this is not the park for you. In addition, the course outlined above, has a lot of sharp turns which also places added stress on the knees. On the other hand, the sufficiently large size of the park and the lake make make for a very peaceful experience. The ability to tailor a course to you mileage requirements is also an added plus and minimizes the boredom of repeating the same loop over and over. The number of water fountains and occasional shade are also added bonuses.
This is no place to mountain bike...
If you're looking for a casual stroll in the park or a healthy power-walk, this park is worth a visit. The scenery and interconnecting paths along with shade and water fountains make this park worth the visit.
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