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Orange County Great Park, Irvine

(2.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
Orange County Great Park is located in Irvine. Add Orange County Great Park to your Irvine travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Irvine trip itinerary planner.
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  • Unfortunately after many many years and a lot of money spent, the Great Park has little to show for it. I went there with a friend from Iowa who said it reminded him of the barren fields back home. So...  more »
  • Great place for activities, sports and concerts. A lovely way to spend the weekend with your family & friends.  more »
  • I've been to the Great Park three times now, and it gets better every time! Originally, it was pretty sparsely populated, but now they've added music, interesting facts, and a big hot air balloon! Thi...  more »
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  • i'm not sure how the city of irvine is able to maintain the lawn at the park so well but for a moment i swore i was stepping on astroturf! i'm usually pretty reluctant to roll around on the ground but not at the great park. i was doing all sorts of yoga/tumbling/frolicking on the grass :) the park is still pretty premature and underdeveloped. some highlights: 1) great park balloon: used to be free of charge before 4/2013 :( now it's $10/adult. i can't justify the spending. i tried going once when it was still free but it was too windy, so make sure you call ahead to see if the balloon is operating. 2) carousel: this one is still free, but i imagine they will start charging since they did for the balloon. fun for kids & families. 3) awesome lawn: luscious green lawn, like i said, thought it was astroturf. bring football, soccer balls, frisbees, kites! the lack of obstruction around the park calls for great kiting. 4) outdoor tables/chairs: if you work nearby it might be nice to bring your lunch to the park. i've seen a couple of people throw get-together/celebrations but it's not picnic seating, they're more like cafe tables. 5) large empty parking lot: for those learning how to drive. 6) safe: there are irvine police at the guard tower at the entrance of the park and they patrol frequently. so don't do anything i wouldn't do ;) i think this park definitely needs a better playground, but the lawn area is semi-fenced and i was able to off leash my vermin chasing westie and not have to supervise him too much while we tossed the frisbee around. good times :)
  • It is a great park but use Marine way to get to it. the other roads are not available right now
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  • Its a fun place to go. Helium balloon rides and carousel rides for free. Nice park and other enjoyable activities are there