Irvine's Open Space

Irvine offers 16,500 acres of open space, the most in Orange County! Featuring 60+ miles of hiking and biking trails and picturesque vistas to enjoy year round. Please visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks website to learn about our trails and for up-to-date information on COVID-19 guidelines and protocols.

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Great Park Balloon

6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618
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    The Great Park Balloon is the Orange County Great Park’s iconic attraction. With the ability to hold up to 25 to 30 passengers, and soar 400 feet above the surrounding landscape, it serves as a public observation deck for the Great Park’s development and offers an unmatched 360° view that spans 40 miles on a clear day. For up to date ticket information and weather-related flight availability, please call the Visitors Center at 949-724-6247. Hours & Directions Thursday–Friday: 10 a.m.–3 p.m.; 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Saturday–Sunday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.; 7 p.m.–10 p.m. Monday–Wednesday: Closed •Adults (19 and older): $10 •Children (18 and younger)*: $5 without paid accompanying adult •Children (18 and younger)*: Free with paid adult •Family & Friends Pass: $40 for five adult flights *Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult on Balloon flights.