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Orange County Great Park

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Address: Irvine, CA
Phone Number: 8668293829
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Thu - Sun 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Beautiful Area / Lots of Potential

This is going to be sort of a mixed review. The three star rating simply indicates that, at this time, the park is new and still being developed. On the good side ... There's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
Costa Mesa, California
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Irvine, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This park has really fallen flat on its promises and expectations. Good to go if you have a sporting event or tournament. Good fields that are plentiful and close. Small other smaller fun things to do there, but lacks everything to even be considered a "great park." Very disappointed in the leadership team on their broken promises and major lack... More 

Thank Noah W
Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great for children. Ballon ride was also available. Best time to go for a ballon ride would be after 8pm, as when you reach 400 feet high, the panoramic view of the city all lit up is beautiful!

Thank Lakshmi M
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took an Uber to the Orange County Great Park Farmers Market. It's nonexistent. $79 dollar ride to no where. Don't waste your time. No signs. Nothing. Another government boondoggle.

Thank Gregory S
Costa Mesa, California
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286 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is going to be sort of a mixed review. The three star rating simply indicates that, at this time, the park is new and still being developed. On the good side ... There's a lot of open space for additional development. As it stands now, there's a lot of places to picnic, watch a soccer match. bike, walk, run,... More 

Thank Paul S
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81 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I lived here when they where trying to decide if they wanted a airport or a park, they should of built the airport! All this has become is a profit center for the builders in OC and they built a little park too! When they sold this idea to the resident it was suppose to be the west coast central... More 

Thank Rob B
Irvine, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

vast empty spaces covered in weeds with a few buildings of architectural blandness a small over priced farmers market on sunday an orange ball that is supposed to resemble a balloon that takes you on a short vertical trip to view the surrounding smog

Thank iamgodot123
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361 reviews
193 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The Great Park is a great asset for the community. There are ball fields for the sports players, but I enjoyed just walking around. There is a historical timeline that you can view on your walk and a little lagoon. There is a large orange helium balloon to ride for a fee, but we didn't get to because the winds... More 

Thank interviewtraveler
Fullerton, California
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98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

If you expect lots of entertainment, Big bands and loud concerts, then this isn't the place for you. But if you want a quiet couple of hours, enjoying a nice park and sports complex, with an added bonus of the largest helium balloon ride, then, this is exactly what you need. Great public "farm" with expert gardeners to answer questions.... More 

Thank Jonell C
Irvine, California
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60 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I've been to Orange County Great Park so many times and still love to come back at anytime. Great park is consider safe place to visit even though on the evening time because the park sit within one of the safest city in the US. When I'm coming there, I always enjoy the small pond just right next to the... More 

Thank jalan2lagi
Santa Ana, California
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87 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016 via mobile

Where did all the money go? Barren fields, mediocre farmers market, so-so food trucks. This place is an embarrassment.

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