Are you able to spot the ducks, geese and grebes in the lakes? Can you hear and see the songbirds on the trees and in the bushes? There may also be shorebirds and hawks at the park!
Come join an OC Parks volunteer and experienced birdwatcher and learn about the birds of William R. Mason Regional Park. While on an easy, half-mile walk around the park, you will be able to see and learn about a variety of birds that visit the park.
Water, sunscreen, a hat and comfortable shoes are recommended. Bring your binoculars to get better views of the birds.
Turn left at the stop sign after the park entrance and park in Parking Lot B. Meet by the Ranger Office.
Explore beautiful Wood Canyon and discover its native flora and fauna with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this steep, uneven and rocky, 5-mile hike (depending on trail choice, up to a 500 ft. elevation gain). While we will stop from time to time, spending moments to "discover," this hike isn't for beginners.
Please wear close-toed hiking shoes, sun protection and bring plenty of water.
Meet at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area.
From Pacific Park/Canyon Vistas intersection, go northwest on Canyon Vistas. Park legally (note street signs) on or near Canyon Vistas, preferably between Coastal Oak and Madia (22144 region of Canyon Vistas).
We will meet on the paved sidewalk easement leading toward Wood Canyon Trail.
For questions call: 949-497-8324 M-F or 949-923-2200 Sat/Sun.
April 18, 2018
2018 OC Parks Summer Concert Series
OC Parks Summer Concert Series returns with 10 free outdoor concerts Thursday evenings, June 21 – August 23 from 5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live music with friends and family under the summer sky at Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach.
The concert series kicks off with Donavon Frankenreiter on June 21, followed by popular local and national artists including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Stone Soul, Flashback Heart Attack, Hollywood U2 and Topcat, The English Beat, Sweet & Tender Hooligans, The Fenians, Matt Costa, Tijuana Dogs and Family Style, with more artists still to be announced.
OC Parks Sunset Cinema film series brings the big screen to your favorite regional parks. Fourteen free movie screenings will take place June 16 – September 14 around sunset at Carbon Canyon Regional Park, Craig Regional Park, Mason Regional Park, Irvine Regional Park, Yorba Regional Park, Laguna Niguel Regional Park, Mile Square Regional Park and Bluff Park at Salt Creek Beach. People of all ages can enjoy recent favorites and popular classics with free parking beginning at 6 p.m. and show times at approximately 8 p.m.
April 16, 2018
Do you have a youth soccer league in need of a place to play?
The County of Orange is interested in hearing from non-profit youth organizations who need soccer fields for practice and matches. Mile Square Regional Park in Fountain Valley has three soccer fields available for use by approved Orange County-based non-profit youth organizations. Click for more information.
A portion of the Santa Ana River Trail from Memory Lane in Santa Ana to Taft Avenue in Orange was closed on January 22, 2018, to the public for an environmental remediation project. It was anticipated to remain closed for up to three months.
The County has made significant progress on the project, and a modified public access route will be restored April 7, 2018.
While environmental remediation work is ongoing in some areas, the work zones will be secured by temporary construction fencing. A slightly modified trail route will allow public use of a trail for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian activity only while being separated from continuing project and maintenance activities.
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