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. 

Playgrounds and outdoor park spaces, including the Farm + Food Lab, are open for drop-in use. In accordance with state guidelines, gatherings of people from more than three households are prohibited, and individuals must maintain physical distance from others outside of their group. Attractions such as the Balloon and Carousel remain closed. The Sports Complex is now open for professional sporting activities, without fans in attendance.

Under current state guidelines, indoor galleries can re-open. The Great Park Gallery's newest exhibition is currently open. Hangar 244 is undergoing renovations, and exhibitions there and at the Artist Studios will re-open soon. 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