The Orange County Great Park, on a section of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, continues its evolution across approximately 1,300 acres as it attracts visitors to its ongoing amenities. The City of Irvine-owned Great Park is an arts and sports recreational hub. Currently under development are 713 acres of parkland. Within that acreage is the development of a 194-acre Sports Park. Public-private partner FivePoint is opening its adjacent private land with new homes and non-residential, including a land sale to Broadcom Corp. near the Great Park that is expected to be a business magnet.
This year's event is Oct. 14 & 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. Children 12 and younger are $5; space is limited. Adult tickets and parking are free.
The community is invited to watch as the iconic Orange County Great Park Balloon is transformed into a jack-o-lantern face on Tuesday, Sept. 26.