Irvine offers cycling enthusiasts 44.5 miles of off-road bicycle trails and 282 miles of on-road bicycle lanes.More
OCGP MK photo shoot

Orange County Great Park

CVB Tip
The entrance to Orange County Great Park is via Marine Way off Sand Canyon Avenue at the I-5 junction. If you're using a GPS navigator, enter the Sand Canyon/Marine Way cross streets for directions since some systems have wrong information on accessing this former military base. 

The former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro is being transformed into the Orange County Great Park. A project area spanning approximately 1,300 acres, with more than 200 acres developed and 688 acres in planning and design and fully funded, the Orange County Great Park embraces recreation, competitive sports and parkland; the environment; preserves Orange County's agricultural heritage; and honors the military history of the former air base.

Upon completion, the Orange County Great Park will join America's inventory of national treasures and set a new standard for great metropolitan parks around the world.

Amenities already include: the Great Park Balloon, the carousel, the visitors center, Kids Rock play area, Walkable Historical Timeline, Historic Hangar 224, Palm Court, Farm + Food Lab, and existing sports fields.

Tethered rides in the platform of the giant helium Great Park Balloon are offered giving adults and kids a bird's-eye view of Irvine and Orange County from 400 feet above the ground.

On Sundays, visitors and residents flock to the Great Park Farmer's Market, featuring not only naturally grown produce, herbs and ornamental plants, but also hand-made crafts. The Farm + Food Lab opens its gates, inviting kids to come learn about where food comes from and how it grows.

OC Great Park Farmers' Market

Meet Me at the Farmers Markets

Throughout the year, master gardeners from the University of California system offer gardening classes. And  any day of the year, little ones can crawl around lifelike rocks and a cave at the Kids Rock play area.

The Orange County Great Park offers an abundance of classes, programs and activities for all ages.

Future plans include  a 175-acre sports park that will complement the Great Park's existing North Lawn and South Lawn Sports + Fitness Complex. The sports park will become a premier recreational and competitive location with a planned 18 new soccer and multi-use fields, 25 tennis courts, four sports courts, 12 baseball/softball fields, and five sand volleyball courts.

In addition, plans include a 188-acre golf course and practice facility and clubhouse, 71-acre agriculture component, a 40-acre Bosque area, and a 36-acre Upper Bee Canyon area.

Client Spotlight
Giant Wheel
From an energetic rock concert, a stroll through a museum, to biking and hiking outdoors, visitors will find plenty of exciting things to do  MORE
Bikeways
Maps
Find maps of the area.  MORE
OCC Golf
OCC Golf
For information on more Orange County golf courses   Click Here

Blue Whale Migration Summer/Fall 2017. $16

Jun 01 – Oct 31
Enjoy $16 whale-watching cruise special. Click "Visit Website" for offer."... More

Great Park Certified Farmers Market

Starting Jun 18
Features fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted artisan products, live... More

Melon Tours

Jul 01 – Aug 31
The 1 1/4 hour Melon Tour includes: a guided wagon ride around the 30-acre farm,... More

Sizzlin' Summer Concerts

Jul 09 – Aug 13
July 9, 2017 Yard Sale Dance Hits July 16 Pop Vinyl Pop Variety July 23,... More

"Dusk till Dawn" exhibit

May 27 – Sep 28
Featuring work from award-winning painters depicting the California landscape at night or... More

Orange County Soccer Club

May 06 – Sep 13
  Date Opponent... More

OC Parks Presents the Annual Summer Concert

Jun 22 – Aug 24
The first show of the series kicks off on Thursday, June 22 at Craig Regional Park in... More

Movies in the Backyard

Aug 11
Picture-Perfect Summer Nights Our third annual Movie Nights in The Backyard is... More
All Events
Dining
Irvine offers true global cuisine, with a selection of foods from India, Persia, Thailand, Vietnam and other distant shores   MORE
36 Executive Park, Suite 100 ยท Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-660-9112
Powered by Translate