Hours & Directions

The Orange County Great Park has entry points at Marine Way, Trabuco/Great Park Boulevard and Ridge Valley. View a high-resolution map with parking guide here, and see driving directions and park hours below.

 

Memorial Day Hours

Please note: Many amenities in the Orange County Great Park are open to visitors this Memorial Day on Monday, May 28:

Balloon: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; 7-10 p.m.
Carousel: 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Gallery & Artist Studios: Closed
Heritage & Aviation Exhibition: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Farm + Food Lab: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Driving Directions

The Orange County Great Park is located at 6950 Marine Way, Irvine. The Great Park is growing, and many GPS systems, online maps, or directions other than those provided on this website are not reliable. Please reference the directions and map below.

5 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Right
  2. Turn Left at Marine Way
  3. Turn Left at Ridge Valley
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 North

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Right
  2. Turn Right at Marine Way
  3. Turn Left at Ridge Valley
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

5 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Left
  2. Turn Right at Marine Way
  3. Turn Left at Ridge Valley
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

405 South

  1. Exit Sand Canyon Avenue and turn Left
  2. Turn Right at Marine Way
  3. Turn Left at Ridge Valley
  4. Follow the road signs to Parking

Great Park General Hours

Orange County Great Park Monday-Wednesday Thursday-Friday Saturday-Sunday
General Areas1 10 a.m.-Dusk 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Park Amenities      
Visitors Center Closed 10 a.m-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Balloon2 Closed 10 a.m-3 p.m., 7-10 p.m 9 a.m-3 p.m., 7-10 p.m
Carousel Closed 10 a.m-10 p.m. 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
Farm + Food Lab 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed Mondays) 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Artist Studios Closed Closed 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Gallery Closed noon-4 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Heritage and Aviation Exhibition3 Closed noon-4 p.m. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

1 Park hours may be extended for approved permit use
2 Balloon registration opens 1/2 hour prior to a.m. flights and 1 hour prior to p.m. flights
3 Exhibition hours may vary occasionally due to private events.

Great Park Holiday Hours

Date

2018 Holidays

Available Amenities

Monday, January 1 New Year's Day General Park Areas OPEN
All Amenities Closed
Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Day General Park Areas OPEN
All Amenities Closed
Monday, May 28 Memorial Day General Park Areas OPEN
All Amenities OPEN, with exception of Great Park Gallery

 

The Great Park is situated in the geographic center of Orange County within the city limits of Irvine—approximately halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, about 15 minutes away from John Wayne Airport (SNA) and accessible via the Interstate 5 and 405 freeways, and the 133 and 241 toll roads.

Bordering the Orange County Great Park and the Irvine Spectrum shopping center is also the Irvine Transportation Center, a multi-modal facility supporting travel via Metrolink, OCTA bus service, Amtrak, bicycling, vanpooling and carpooling, and even walking. The Great Park offers free shuttles to the Irvine Transportation Center for some special events — event listings will include shuttle information if available.

Lost? Need up-to-date exhibit hours or balloon flight information? Call the Visitors Center at 866-829-3829 (toll-free).