Based on a visionary plan for 1,300 acres of amenities and parks space, more than 450 acres of park space has been completed, with more than 230 additional acres in progress. Great Park embraces recreation, competitive sports, parkland, and the environment. Upon completion, it will join America’s inventory of national treasures and set a new standard for great metropolitan parks around the world. Great Park offers plenty of activities for families, individuals, children, and outdoor enthusiasts. From athletic fields and walking trails, to playgrounds and a carousel, there is something for everyone.
Great Park features facilities, programs, on-site amenities, and attractions that reflect the City of Irvine’s dedication toward historical preservation, sustainable practices, and family-friendly activities.
Great Park offers a variety of children’s and adult programs in tennis, volleyball, basketball, soccer, and chess, as well as educational classes exploring concepts in engineering, science, and more.
The Great Park Balloon Sponsored by FivePoint is the Great Park’s iconic attraction. With the ability to hold 25–30 passengers and soar 400 feet above the surrounding landscape, it offers an unmatched 360-degree view that spans 40 miles on a clear day. Visit the Great Park Balloon & Carousel page for information on hours, rates, and more.
The 194-acre Great Park Sports Complex is one of the largest sports complexes in the United States, and is the hub of activity for athletes of all ages in Southern California. The Great Park has been home to many tournaments. The expanded Sports Complex now includes:
Every Sunday, the Great Park Certified Farmers Market offers fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables; handcrafted artisan products; and gourmet food trucks.
Kids Rock Playground is inspired by educating young guests about conservation ecology and the water cycle. A group of misting shade structures, climbing rocks, “underground tunnels,” a seating area made from recycled runway concrete, and illustrated lakes and streams on recycled rubber flooring come together to form an educationally unique and environmentally conscious space that is safe, fun, and relaxing.
The Terraced Lawn connects the Great Park Sports Complex to the Palm Court Arts Complex and Great Park Balloon area, and serves as an outdoor performance venue for many Great Park events including the annual summer tradition, Movies on the Lawn.
Great Park Ice & FivePoint Arena is operated independently on property leased from the City, and is a part of a public-private partnership with the Irvine Ice Foundation. The 280,000-square-foot ice and sports facility serves as the new training facility for the Anaheim Ducks® National Hockey League team and is home to many high-performance competitive skaters, including Nathan Chen, Mariah Bell, and Chris and Alexa Knierim. The facility features four indoor ice rinks — three NHL regulation rinks and one Olympic regulation rink — a full-service restaurant and bar, a café, and a gym.
Great Park Ice offers high-quality ice sports programming and activities including youth and adult hockey leagues, figure skating, regional and national tournaments and competitions, as well as open public recreational skating. The facility also offers private rentals, group skates, broomball, and curling leagues. Additionally, the facility offers visitors a free “Learn to Play Hockey” program for both youth and adults.
The main arena seats 2,500 and has the ability to host a wide variety of sporting and entertainment events. Other features include party rooms, classrooms, conference spaces, and outdoor public spaces and amenities.
With nationally ranked award winning schools and incredible amenities, Great Park is a truly incredible place to call home!
Schools that may serve this neighborhood include:
Foothill Ranch Elementary
1 Torino Drive
Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Serrano Intermediate School (7-8)
24642 Jeronimo Rd.
Lake Forest, CA 92630
El Toro High School (9-12)
25255 Toledo Way
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Irvine Spectrum Center
South Coast Plaza
Outlets at San Clemente
The Shops at Mission Viejo
Etnies Skate Park
Big Air Trampoline
Great Park Ice
Lake Forest Ice Palace
Glee Music Academy
The Performer’s Academy
Broadway Arts Studio
Lake Mission Viejo
Lake Forest Sports Park
Baker Ranch Community Park