At the Orange County Great Park, all-new amenities for tennis, volleyball, soccer and more are now open. On June 15, an additional 48 acres of amenities at the Great Park Sports Complex opened to the community, featuring basketball courts and more soccer fields. They add to the mix of 53 acres opened in August 2017 as part of the developing Sports Complex that enhances the Great Park's 1,300 acres. From the whimsical playground to the 25 tennis courts and Championship Soccer Stadium, the Sports Complex is sure to become Orange County’s premier recreation destination.
Great Park Sports Complex
Great Park Sports Complex: Soccer
The Sports Complex Soccer Stadium and fields are drawing players of all ages for youth and adult team practices and games; local, national and international tournaments; and professional teams and club games. Drop-in soccer is available at the North and South Lawn areas daily from 6 a.m. to dusk on a first-come, first-served basis when not reserved for team practices, tournaments or games. Additional lighted fields require reservations. Visit the Great Park Field Reservations page for more information on field availability and to request reservations.
CHAMPIONSHIP SOCCER STADIUM
The Championship Soccer Stadium features seating for 2,500 spectators; locker rooms and training facilities; a box office; concession areas; an upper-level viewing deck; City athletics offices; berm seating areas; and a regulation soccer field. For reservation information, call 949-724-6584 or email email@example.com.
The Sports Complex includes 16 soccer fields, plus flex fields that can accommodate an additional 7 soccer fields. Six lighted grass fields, each 120 yards by 75 yards, opened August 2017 and include benches for coaches and players; a spectator viewing area; and 20-foot safety nets behind each goal. An additional six synthetic turf fields, which can also be used for lacrosse, opened June 15.
Great Park Sports Complex: Tennis
A Tennis Center with a conference room and concession stand, along with 25 tennis courts offer space for: kids camps and lessons; adult team workouts; recreational programs; the Brymer Lewis Tennis Academy; and leagues, match play and championship tournaments. Drop-in courts will also be available daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call the Tennis Center at 949-724-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tennis Center includes a championship court with seating for 132 spectators and an additional 24 lighted tennis courts. The adjacent Tennis Center includes a conference room, concession area, restrooms and City athletics offices.
Browse and register for available tennis classes at the Orange County Great Park Sports Complex at yourirvine.org.
NOW AT THE TENNIS CENTER: BRYMER LEWIS TENNIS ACADEMY
Juniors (5-18 years old)
Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-5 p.m., 5-7 p.m.
Adults (18 and older)
Tuesday: 7-8:30 p.m.
Fee: $60 per two-hour session; discount packages available
Email email@example.com to schedule a try-out.
The Brymer Lewis Tennis Academy at the Orange County Great Park offers players the ideal training environment for those who are willing to work hard to achieve rapid progress toward their tennis goals. Program coaches Chris Lewis and Chuck Brymer have produced United States Tennis Association (USTA) nationally ranked No. 1 players in every division, highly ranked professional tennis players, and champions of prestigious state and national tournaments including the Southern California Sectionals Triple Crown, USTA National Championship and Grand Slam Junior Championships.
Chuck Brymer is the tennis director of the Woodbridge Tennis Club in Irvine, where he owns and operates the academy. Chris Lewis is a former No. 1 ranked junior player in the world and Wimbledon finalist.
Great Park Sports Complex: Volleyball
Sand volleyball courts are now open at the Great Park Sports Complex, and are accessible through City programs and drop-in use daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Volleyballs are available for check out at the Great Park Visitors Center. Call 949-724-6400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Youth Volleyball Lessons with Matt Taylor
Sand volleyball lessons are now offered for children ages 6-14. Classes include instruction on technique, drills and plenty of game play.
Volleyball courts at the Sports Complex include a championship court with seating for 178 spectators surrounding a sand court, and four additional lighted sand courts.
Great Park Sports Complex: 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. Athletic field hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m.-11 p.m. View map here. Visit the Great Park Field Reservations page for more information on walk-on field use, or to request a field reservation for tournaments, team practices, games and more. Athletic fields may be closed due to inclement weather; view current field conditions here. For more information, call 949-724-6584 or email email@example.com.
The 30-acre South Lawn 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.
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.
The Sports Complex includes large lawn areas that can accommodate a variety of uses. In addition to the North and South Lawn areas, a natural turf flex field opened June 15, which can accommodate four additional soccer fields.
Great Park Sports Complex: Amenities
Families visiting the Sports Complex for tournaments or just enjoying the Great Park are discovering amenities including the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path and the new Children's Play Area, an interactive space with plenty of room to run, jump and explore for kids of all ages.
CHILDREN'S PLAY AREA
The Children's Play Area features slides, swings, jungle gyms, ropes, climbing areas and more – all within walking distance of the Sport Complex's volleyball courts, Tennis Center, soccer fields and Championship Soccer Stadium. The Children's Play Area is open during regular Great Park operating hours.
KAISER PERMANENTE THRIVE PATH
The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path encourages visitors to exercise and explore the South Lawn and North Lawn areas. 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. The Kaiser Permanente Thrive Path is open during regular Great Park operating hours.
Great Park Sports Complex: Future Phases
Future phases of the Great Park Sports Complex will bring Great Park trails that are 1-mile long from Irvine Boulevard to the Championship Soccer Stadium; baseball stadium and fields; softball stadium and fields; and a Children's Play Area. At completion, the Sports Park will cover 194 acres at the heart of the Orange County Great Park.
The Great Park is now offering sand volleyball leagues for adults beginning June 19. Learn more and register for this brand new program here.
Sand volleyball lessons and camps for children are also available. Learn More
Bring a picnic and enjoy a day outdoors with family this summer at the Great Park. Lawn games, board games and other activities will be provided for free next to the Visitors Center. Saturdays, June 30, July 28 & Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. No registration required. More info: 949-724-6247.
The Orange County Great Park’s annual summer tradition returns Friday, June 22, when the Movies on the Lawn series kick off. Enjoy free family-friendly movies Friday and Saturday nights, June 22-July 14. Learn More
The Great Park announces the opening of its latest art exhibition, Cliff Cramp: Arts & Entertainment. The exhibit runs Sunday, June 3, through Sunday, Aug. 19, with an exhibition opening on Sunday, June 3, from 1 to 3 p.m. Exhibit, opening and parking are free and open to the public.
The City of Irvine launched a new online class registration website for the community to use when signing up for City programs and activities. New accounts are needed to ensure that all user information is up-to-date, and that visitors can easily sign up for upcoming classes and events.