Monday, August 28, 2017

OC Great Park Sports Complex located in Irvine is now open.

Irvine, California is home to the Orange County Great Park. The city has partnered with Five Point Communities to create a beautiful place to play and live. They have been creating modern master-plan communities since 1971. This summer, the OC Great Park opened their 194 acre sports complex. It is part of the parks 1,300 acres that once was home of the U S Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro. The Marine base is an important part of Orange County history operating between 1942 - 1999. Now, the city of Irvine is creating a green space that could rival Central Park in New York. The Orange County Great Park Sports Complex has opened phase one including a championship soccer stadium, 6 lighted soccer fields, numerous athletic fields, beach volleyball courts, and 25 tennis courts with a pro shop and concessions. 
The OC Great Park is located at 6950 Marine Way within the city of Irvine, home to more than 260,000 residents. It is the cities excellent public schools and safe city reputation for some of the main reasons people are moving here everyday. The OC Great Park is fast becoming the place for Southern California residents to enjoy their outdoor weekend athletic and daily life experiences. 
Important information you should know: "Planned in conjunction with the City of Irvine since 2013, the Sports Park is funded and built by FivePoint’s partnership (Heritage Fields, LLC) with the city as part of the company’s broader commitment to develop and improve 688 acres of the Great Park with public amenities. The FivePoint partnership plans to spend approximately $250 million creating its portion of the Great Park, an estimated $75 million more than required by agreements with the City of Irvine. The Sports Park is on track to become the largest public multi-sport facility in California and one of the largest in the United States." Source: City of Irvine
The 194-Acre sports park is fast growing popular with young families and local athletics because of all the amenities. It is very easy to access the park from the 5 freeway and Sand Canyon. Surrounding the park are NEW homes and great public schools to help create a new and vibrant lifestyle. 

As the community continues to grow in and around the OC Great park, Irvine will become the Central Park of Southern California. Come out and enjoy the fun in the sun activities the OC Great Park has to offer.

Compare the Orange County Great Park to the following parks:

Central Park is 843 acres - The park, with a perimeter of 6.1 miles (9.8 km), was opened on 770 acres (3.1 km2) of city-owned land and was expanded to 843 acres (3.41 km2; 1.317 sq mi). 

Balboa Park is a 1,200-acre urban cultural park in San Diego, California, United States. 

Golden Gate Park, located in San Francisco, California, United States, is a large urban park consisting of 1,017 acres (412 ha) of public grounds. 

Grant Park is a large urban park in the Loop community area of Chicago. Located in Chicago's central business district, the park's most notable features are Millennium Park, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum Campus 

Hyde Park is a Grade I-registered major park in Central London. It is the largest of four Royal Parks that form a chain from the entrance of Kensington Palace through Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, 

Forest Park- At 1,293 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York. 

Disclaimer: Not a sponsored post. Media invitation. All thoughts and opinions are all my own. 

Resources:
Thrillist -  15 Best parks in America. 
OC Great Park-6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA
Orange County Register - local newspaper
NBBJ  - Architecture. Design
City of Irvine -  Master-planned community since 1971
Wikipedia - Facts 
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