The OC Great Park as Your Neighbor
A portion of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro is being transformed into the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century – The Orange County Great Park. Connected to Great Park Neighborhoods by a network of trails, it’s just a short bike ride away and will span approximately 1,300 acres. The best part is that Great Park Neighborhoods residents get a front-row seat.
There’s a unique public-private partnership at work between the City of Irvine and FivePoint, development manager for Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC. As part of developing Great Park Neighborhoods, Heritage Fields, with the guidance of FivePoint, agreed to enhance 688 acres of public parkland. What it means to people who live here is having more of the things they love about Irvine. And the amazing recreational opportunities that will be offered at the Orange County Great Park are just a few. Realizing the dream of the Orange County Great Park has required partners to work hand-in-hand to create a public benefit that will be a source of pride and enjoyment for generations of residents.
There are a lot of exciting things in the works at the Orange County Great Park. And they’re just a small part of a much bigger vision. Here’s what’s currently underway (but stay tuned for more. Lots more.)
13 soccer fields (1 championship stadium)
2 flex fields (soccer, rugby, lacrosse)
4 baseball fields (1 championship stadium)
3 multi-purpose fields
5 softball fields (1 championship stadium)
5 volleyball courts (1 championship court)
25 tennis courts (1 championship court)
4 basketball courts
children’s play area
The Orange County Great Park has numerous classes, art exhibits, sports and fun activities that are currently ongoing. From Farmers Markets and gardening classes to soccer camps and craft events, there’s something for everyone. For a list of upcoming events, visit the Orange County Great Park website.Event Calendar