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Large Crowds Expected Easter, Persian New Year Weekends

Many County regional parks are expecting large crowds March 27 and April 3 due to Easter and Persian New Year.

Easter, which falls on March 27 this year, is typically one of the busiest holidays at all OC Parks regional parks, and particularly Irvine and Mile Square regional parks. Persian New Year, April 3, also draws large crowds to Mason and Laguna Niguel regional parks.

On these holidays, these parks fill to parking capacity very early in the day. Once this happens, visitors must find other legal parking outside of the parks and walk in.

Shelters at all regional parks on Easter, and at Mason and Laguna Niguel Persian New Year, are available on a first-come, first-served basis, with at least one person present at all times. No reservations will be accepted.

Spring-summer regional park hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Carbon Canyon, Clark, Craig, Laguna Niguel, Mason, Mile Square and Yorba regional parks. Irvine Regional Park opens at 6 a.m.

Streets surrounding the parks may experience heavy traffic throughout the day, and all parks may be busier than normal throughout both holiday weekends. All County Ordinances will be enforced for the safety and enjoyment of visitors.

Please note that regional park parking fees March 27 will be up to $7, depending on the park. Parking fees at Mason will be $15 April 3. OC Parks annual parking passes are valid both days without additional fees.