Mason Regional Park is located in the heart of Irvine, California. It comprises 339 acres of green space with trees, a 9-acre lake popular for model boat sailing, multiple play structures and various hiking and biking trails.
Mason Regional Park first opened in 1973 with 45 acres available to the public. Additional park space including the lake, opened in 1978.
William R. Mason Regional Park Details
Address: 18712 University Drive, Irvine, CA 92612-2601
Park Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM Spring-Summer, 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM Fall-Winter
Parking: $3 per vehicle entry Monday – Friday; $5 Saturday – Sunday
Email: [email protected]
Dogs allowed on leash
What’s At William R. Mason Regional Park
William R. Mason Regional Park has multiple trails traversing throughout the park. You can bike or hike the entire park boundary at just shy of three miles in length. All the trails are great for the entire family with very little elevation gain. There is a fitness course along the paved trails within the park.
There are concrete hiking and biking trails throughout the park. For additional hiking and biking, Mason Regional Park has a 123-acre Wilderness Area on the other side of Culver Drive. The unpaved trails here include Sand Canyon Wash Trail and Turtle Rock Trail.
Dogs are permitted on trails while on-leash, and horses are permitted on approved equestrian trails.
Strawberry Farms Golf Course
This public course is located within the park. It has a par 71, 18-hole course set around the reservoir among canyons and wetlands. The Golf Club also has a restaurant located inside the club. The well-groomed fairways are perfect for every level. Proper golf attire is expected.
Address: 11 Strawberry Farm Rd., Irvine, CA 92612
Hours: 6:30AM – 8PM
Strawberry Farms Website
Hours: Daily 6AM to close
Serves: Breakfast, Lunch and, Dinner
Farmhouse Grill Menu
The Farmhouse Grill is Strawberry Hill’s restaurant with a country-style dining room and outdoor veranda to enjoy beautiful views while enjoying your meal. Breakfast is served until 11 Monday through Friday and until 11:30 on the weekends. The full menu can be ordered to go as well, plus there are grab-and-go items available to purchase for a quick snack on the course.
Model Boat Sailing
Mason Regional Park is a popular spot for model boat sailing enthusiasts. Orange County Model Sail Club meets here regularly for weekly club events and for their annual Spring Regatta. Swimming, wading, and fishing are not permitted in the lake or creek.
Sports and Play Areas
William R. Mason Regional Park has multiple courts to enjoy. There are multiple picnic areas including a large shelter available for group reservations. There is a softball backstop with large turf areas, two sand volleyball courts, a physical fitness vita course, and three tot lot playgrounds.
All Mason Regional Park Amenities
- Ball Fields
- Bike Trails Bird Watching
- Dogs allowed on-leash
- Equestrian Trails
- Fitness course
- Hiking Trails
- Horseshoe Pits
- Interpretive Programs
- Model Boats
- Picnic Areas
- Picnic areas (tables, restrooms)
- Picnic shelters for reservation
- Playground Tot Lot
- Volleyball Courts
There are 6 picnic shelters that include standard and handicapped wooden tables. Standard tables are 6 feet long by 2 feet 4 inches wide. Handicapped tables are 9 feet long by 2 feet 4 inches wide.
William R. Mason Regional Park Events
OC Parks Summer Concert Series
OC Parks present the annual OC Parks Summer Concert Series with 10 free concerts at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. You’ll enjoy live music under the summer sky on Thursday evenings from June through August.
Doors open at 5 p.m. for guests to save their spot on the grass for the concert and enjoy food trucks and concessions! All concerts are from 5 to 8 p.m., with live music starting at 6 p.m. Admission and parking are free and open to all ages.
Free Parking after 5 p.m.
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