Walkable Timeline

Please note: To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in our community, some indoor facilities and outdoor recreational spaces may be closed or have modified access until further notice. 

In accordance with new state guidelines, the Great Park Gallery, Hangar 244, and Artist Studios have reopened, with regular business hours. Attendance will be limited to 25% maximum capacity. Guests will be asked to adhere to social distancing rules, and facial coverings will be required for all 2 years and older.

Outdoor park, athletic, and recreational spaces have reopened, including the Farm + Food Lab, with modified access. Learn more at the City Facility Updates webpage



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.

Recently, the Walkable Historical Timeline was completely re-imagined with a new aesthetic look and was expanded from 750 feet to 2,604 feet. It includes 162 significant historical events and serves as a natural connection between the Great Park Balloon and the reflecting ponds and viewing pier. 

View the Great Park Walkable Historical Timeline Handbook here