News ReleaseCity of Irvine
Public Information Office

1 Civic Center Plaza
Irvine, CA 92606


Subject :

Temporary Closure of Marine Way at Great Park June 23 through July 26
Alternate entrances will provide ease of entry during construction
Contact :Craig Reem    949-724-6077

IRVINE, CA (June 11, 2014):  Marine Way, the main entrance into the Orange County Great Park, will be closed beginning Monday, June 23 and will reopen on Sunday, July 27, 2014. Marine Way, off Sand Canyon Avenue at the I-5, requires a storm drain project to support development of property in the immediate area. 

Two other entrances will be available during the closure for visitors and, separately, for commercial users. Please click here for maps.   

Trabuco Road at Sand Canyon Avenue will be open to the public from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.  For commercial (truck) traffic service for Tierra Verde Industries (TVI) and Second Harvest Food Bank, an entry is available from Alton Parkway to Fairbanks to Astor and onto the Great Park property. Signage will direct traffic at both entrances.  

During the Marine Way closure, the Balloon Parking lot will remain open and regularly scheduled programming will continue. For hours of the Great Park Balloon and Carousel and other information, go to:

Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 250,384, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century.  For more information, please visit