Great Park has a rich foundation as the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, preserves Orange County’s agricultural heritage, and honors its military history. A project area spanning approximately 1,300 acres, with more than 450 acres developed and over 300 acres in planning and design phases, the Great Park embraces recreation, competitive sports, parkland, and the environment.

The City of Irvine is developing an overarching Great Park Framework Plan to secure the park's place among the many great metropolitan parks around the world. Priority projects include a world-class botanic garden and veterans memorial park; a permanent live music amphitheater; rehabilitating existing space to facilitate cultural uses including the Flying Leatherneck air and museum concept, the California Fire Museum, and Pretend City Children's Museum; making needed improvements to the Sports Complex; installing specialty food and beverage options; enhancing the existing Bosque Trail; and focusing on open spaces and a lake feature. View the Great Park Framework Plan here.

Links to web page featuring information on the planning and development of the Orange County Great Park.

Links to key documents that have been utilized in the building of the Orange County Great Park

Links to web page of the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors

Links to web page describing the history of the Orange County Great Park.