Athletic Fields

The Orange County Great Park has become a central location for Southern California sports and fitness activities. It is designed to accommodate the local demands of the sports community, while attracting high level, regional and national sports programs.

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South Lawn

This 30-acre sports complex highlights two natural and two artificial tournament-quality, lighted fields; spectator viewing area; giant chess sets; extension of the Walkable Historical Timeline; a facility operations building with restrooms; and a one-mile Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path for walkers and runners.  At the west end of the South Lawn is a pair of reflecting ponds with a redwood viewing pier that offers visitors an opportunity to stop and take in the view, while serving as part of the Park’s water management system.

North Lawn

A non-lighted, 7-acre multipurpose recreation area is home to sports and activities of all types. From field reservations to an open recreation space for families to enjoy, the North Lawn offers an opportunity to explore one’s athletic abilities.

Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path

The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path encourages visitors to exercise and explore the South Lawn and North Lawn area. Signage along the path educates visitors about health, nutrition and fitness. It is a great way for parents to stay active while their children attend sports practices, and many utilize it as their daily run path.

Athletic Field Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday–Sunday: 7 a.m.–11 p.m.

Contact Us

Orange County Great Park
Attn: Athletics Services
P.O. Box 19575
Irvine, CA 92623

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Sports field reservations are available for tournaments, ongoing team practices and games, sports camps and one-time or selected date use.  Reservations are coordinated through the Great Park Athletics staff based upon availability. 

Request for Reservation

Field Use Application

Walk-On Field Use

Pickup games and walk-on use (with no referees, uniforms, etc.) can access the North Lawn fields as available during daylight hours on a first-come, first-served basis; however, if a group with an approved reservation arrives, the walk-on group must immediately vacate the field and surrounding area (including behind the goal posts and backstop). Pickup games and walk-on use may not begin prior to 8 a.m.  The lighted fields on the South Lawn are not available for pickup games or walk-on use. Signs are posted on these fields.



Athletic fields may be closed due to inclement weather.  Staff will make every effort to open fields when safe and appropriate for use.

Current field conditions at the Orange County Great Park can be accessed through:

  • Field Conditions phone line: 949-724-6598