Walkable Timeline

Please note: The City of Irvine continues to follow state and local health and safety guidelines. Our community centers and indoor facilities are open for drop-in use. Outdoor recreational spaces including parks, playgrounds, and athletic fields and courts are open. Recreational programming is available to the community for registration at yourirvine.org. Learn more at cityofirvine.org/reopenirvine.

The Great Park Balloon flights have resumed; the Carousel is currently undergoing renovations and is expected to open in fall 2021.



The Great Park Walkable Historical Timeline is laid out on one of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro's taxiways, and guides visitors through the major events of the 1940s. This timeline pays homage not only to a pivotal decade in our world history, but also to the military roots of the Orange County Great Park.

In honor of the City of Irvine's 50th anniversary of incorporation, the Walkable Historical Timeline is scheduled for refurbishment. Visit this page for the most updated information and project updates.

View the Great Park Walkable Historical Timeline Handbook here. Or, guests at the Great Park are welcome to borrow books from the Visitors Center to learn more.