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Artists Gather in The Living Room at the Great Park Gallery

Artists Gather in The Living Room at the Great Park Gallery

New exhibition featuring intimate conversations with local artists begins April 6

IRVINE – Join us in The Living Room, a new exhibition at the Great Park Gallery that provides a community gathering place for engaging and intimate conversations with local artists set among a collection of nostalgic mural art and décor. Expect collaboration and inspiration as The Living Room hosts a variety of guest speakers on [...]


City of Irvine, Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrate Launch of Incredible Edible Farm at the Great Park

City of Irvine, Second Harvest Food Bank Celebrate Launch of Incredible Edible Farm at the Great Park

Partnership in 4.5 acre farm provides fresh produce for the hungry and solidifies long-standing partnership for community benefit

IRVINE – Local business and community leaders gathered at the Orange County Great Park on Thursday to commemorate the launch of the Incredible Edible Farm, a 4.5 acre urban farm that will grow nutritious produce for the hungry in the community. Irvine elected officials joined leaders from Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County in [...]


U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to Return to Irvine

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon to Return to Irvine

City Council approves a second visit of the major international event to the Orange County Great Park in 2015

IRVINE – The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will return to the City of Irvine’s Orange County Great Park in 2015, the City Council determined Tuesday night. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) produces the biannual event; the City Council vote affirmed an amended agreement with the DOE to ensure that the 2015 event [...]


More Flights and More Rides as New Great Park Balloon and Carousel Pricing Launches Thursday, January 16

More Flights and More Rides as New Great Park Balloon and Carousel Pricing Launches Thursday, January 16

• New “Family & Friends” packages provide discounts for Balloon flights and Carousel rides for larger groups
• Children 18 and under fly free on Great Park Balloon with paid accompanying adult
• $3 for all-day pass for Carousel rides

IRVINE – The Orange County Great Park launches a new standard pricing structure for the Great Park Balloon and Carousel tomorrow, January 16, designed to provide more opportunities for families, children and large groups to enjoy the iconic Great Park attractions. The new standard pricing includes “Family & Friends” packages for both the Great Park [...]


City of Irvine Walk and Bike Survey

City of Irvine Walk and Bike Survey

The City of Irvine is conducting an important study to better understand how residents, employees and visitors walk, bike or get around Irvine. Participants who take the Active Transportation Survey on or before March 20 will be entered in an opportunity drawing to win prizes from local bike and retail shops in Irvine. We value your input, [...]


Children’s Gardening Workshop Series Returns to Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park in 2014

Children’s Gardening Workshop Series Returns to Farm + Food Lab at the Great Park in 2014

Monthly workshops provide kids a fun, hands-on way to learn about sustainable gardening

IRVINE – Families from throughout Orange County can expect their kids to come home with dirty hands after a day at one of the Orange County Great Park’s Children’s Gardening Workshops in 2014. The free monthly workshop series at the Great Park’s Farm + Food Lab provides hands-on gardening activities for children ages 3-to-9. The [...]


Irvine City Council Approves Proposal

Irvine City Council Approves Proposal

Vote moves forward a 688-acre Orange County Great Park development

IRVINE – The Irvine City Council this morning approved three motions: An adjacent landowner agreement (ALA) with Heritage Fields El Toro, LLC, represented by real estate development and management company FivePoint Communities; A general plan amendment and the first reading of a zone change; And certified an EIR. A second reading and adoption of the [...]


Great Park Gallery Celebrates World of Japanese Anime and Manga with Hero

Great Park Gallery Celebrates World of Japanese Anime and Manga with Hero

New art exhibition opens January 5 with special reception featuring live mural painting by artist Peter Han

IRVINE – Heroes are everywhere – parents, teachers, firefighters, policemen, as well as servicemen and women. The Great Park Gallery’s latest engaging exhibition, Hero, celebrates the iconic, creative world of Japanese Anime and Manga. Anime are Japanese animated productions featuring hand-drawn or computer animation.  Manga are comics created in Japan, or by Japanese artists in [...]


Zine Library and Reading Room Returns to the Great Park

Zine Library and Reading Room Returns to the Great Park

Exhibition opens January 5 in the Great Park Gallery

IRVINE – The Orange County Great Park welcomes the return of the Zine Library and Reading Room beginning January 5, 2014. Curated by L.A. Zine Fest in collaboration with popular zine festivals in Brooklyn, Houston, Scranton, and San Francisco, the Zine Library and Reading Room features more than 200 zines from across the country and [...]


Great Park Hosts Dedication Ceremony for  Visitors Center Pavilion

Great Park Hosts Dedication Ceremony for Visitors Center Pavilion

Elected officials, local business and community leaders turn out as commemorative plaque unveiled

IRVINE – Local business and community leaders gathered near the Great Park Carousel on Friday to dedicate the Great Park’s Visitors Center Pavilion and honor the elected officials and partners involved in delivering the facility to the public. A new 22” x 32” brushed aluminum plaque was unveiled and signed by both current and former [...]