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May 19, 2011, 07:43 ET Great Park Board Announces 2011 Flights & Sounds Summer Festival Lineup

The Orange County Great Park announced today that the world-renowned New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and fourteen-time Grammy nominated...


May 12, 2011, 05:11 ET Great Park Donates a Million Pounds of Produce to Local Food Banks

Orange County Great Park leaders and local area farmers gathered at the Great Park Farm and Food Lab today to announce reaching the milestone of...


May 10, 2011, 05:03 ET Great Park Festival of Time to Honor El Toro Veterans

Take a walk through Orange County's past and into the present at the 2011 Festival of Time celebration. El Toro veterans, their families and the...


May 06, 2011, 11:30 ET Last of Fifty-four Palm Trees Planted at Great Park

Orange County's urban oasis took a huge step forward this week when the last of fifty-four full-size Canary Island Date Palms were seated at the...


Jan 26, 2011, 05:00 ET Great Park Farm Produces First Harvest

When James Irvine sold his lima bean field to the military nearly 70 years ago, some of the most fertile farming land in Orange County became dormant....


Jan 20, 2011, 06:44 ET Great Park to Explore Opportunities for Community Ice Rink

The Orange County Great Park Board of Directors today authorized CEO Mike Ellzey to enter into negotiations with the Anaheim Ducks to develop a...


Dec 02, 2010, 01:19 ET Great Park Exhibition Highlights 'Underground' Art Works by El Toro Marines

Marines are trained to value "the unit" over the individual. This mindset is critical in the field, but during day-to-day life on the base, some...


Nov 06, 2010, 05:30 ET 2010 El Toro Homecoming Welcomes Veterans Back to the Base

Veterans Day was celebrated early for Marines and others who were among the first to live and work at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) El Toro. World...


Oct 06, 2010, 06:46 ET Discover the Secret Lives of Vegetables

Do your kids think that all carrots are three inches long and come wrapped in plastic? Have they ever seen oregano outside of pizza sauce? Do they...


Oct 05, 2010, 12:11 ET Flying Jack O'Lantern Signals Start of Fall Events at the Great Park

The Orange County Great Park Balloon has again been transformed into a giant flying Jack O'Lantern signaling the arrival of fall activities and...


Sep 30, 2010, 12:15 ET Construction Under Way at Great Park Sports Park

Leaders of Orange County youth and adult sports organizations joined the Orange County Great Park Board of Directors today to kick off construction...


Sep 14, 2010, 06:36 ET It's a Swing and Surf Weekend at the Great Park

It's all about the evolution of cool this weekend as the Orange County Great Park's "Flights & Sounds Summer Festival" features dance from the swing...


Aug 11, 2010, 02:11 ET Lucky 7 Mambo and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy to Perform at Orange County Great Park This Weekend

This weekend, the Orange County Great Park brings to the stage the flavor of the past with the intensity of the present when the Orange County Great...


Jul 08, 2010, 04:25 ET Orange County Great Park Celebrates Military Heritage at Growing the Park

Vintage World War II airplanes flying overhead will pay tribute to the Orange County Great Park's rich military heritage as the Great Park showcases...


Jun 02, 2010, 02:16 ET Take a Walk Through the Forties

Take a stroll through the 1940's on a walkable historical timeline at the former MCAS El Toro and experience a pivotal era in world history. Outdoor...


May 27, 2010, 01:01 ET Irvine City Council Approves Great Park's 114-acre Agricultural Lease With Local Farmer to Develop Community Farm

Irvine City Council members approved the Orange County Great Park Board's recommendation of a 114-acre agricultural lease agreement with Orange...


May 12, 2010, 12:33 ET Summer Movie on the Lawn Series Kicks off With 'Star Trek'

Watch the U.S.S. Enterprise fly through the galaxy as you sit under the stars at the Great Park Movie on the Lawn this Saturday. The Great Park Movie ...


Apr 12, 2010, 01:33 ET Great Park Wants Kids to 'Picture the Park'

The many aspects of the Orange County Great Park will come into focus with "Picture the Park," an activity-filled event that helps kick of OC's...


Apr 07, 2010, 11:59 ET Steps to Sustainable Living in Southern California

"Sustainable" is a hot word right now, but what does it really mean? In Southern California we face many challenges to creating a sustainable world,...


Mar 25, 2010, 12:30 ET Great Park 'Movie on the Lawn'

Come see the movie that brings one of most beloved books of all time to the big screen. Where the Wild Things Are will be at the Great Park's "Movie...


Mar 04, 2010, 12:30 ET Cirque du Soleil Draws More Than 100,000 to Performances at Great Park

With the final performance of Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA production February 14th, Orange County's newest event venue successfully completed its debut...


Jan 15, 2010, 12:36 ET Great Skate Glides into Great Park

It's beginning to look a lot like winter at the Orange County Great Park. The Great Skate winter series kicks off January 30 with real snow, free ice ...