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Latest Orange County Great Park Corporation Stories

2012-07-30 06:24:53

IRVINE, Calif., July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, launches the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival on Thursday, August 2 with an unforgettable up-tempo Latin Music Weekend featuring east LA rock, a Salsa dance party and Grammy Award-winning Latin jazz. The Latin Music Weekend kicks off the five-week Flights & Sounds Summer Festival, which offers music lovers of all ages a musical tour around...

2012-07-20 06:22:15

IRVINE, Calif., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate the start of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games at the Great Summer Games featuring Parenting OC's Parenting & Kids Expo on Saturday, July 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The free, fun-filled day of Olympic-themed competitive games and sports demonstrations will feature something for the whole family to enjoy. Olympic-themed competitions at the Great Summer Games include a 50-meter sprint, 100-meter sprint, 200-meter run, 50-meter...

2012-07-12 14:20:41

IRVINE, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange County Great Park Corporation Chair Beth Krom today delivered the State of the Great Park 2012 address, providing a comprehensive look at the Great Park's development, programming and future. Chair Krom pledged that the development and programs of the Great Park would continue to move forward in the face of a sluggish economy and the potential loss of redevelopment funds. "The aspirational vision that has driven the development of the...

2012-06-26 06:24:23

IRVINE, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park hosts this summer's premier free family event to mark the Park's 7th anniversary at the Growing the Park celebration, a mid-afternoon through evening community festival on Saturday, July 14 from 3:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event offers families the opportunity to watch vintage military planes honoring 100 years of Marine aviation and the daring Silver Wings Wingwalking team soar through the...

2012-06-22 10:23:17

IRVINE, Calif., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Music lovers of all ages can enjoy a musical tour around the world when the Orange County Great Park, in association with Irvine Barclay Theatre, presents a diverse mix of internationally acclaimed musicians, dancers and exciting new artists at the fifth annual Flights & Sounds Summer Festival beginning Thursday, August 2 at the Great Park. (For photographs, click here http://bit.ly/LbY50A) Each weekend during the five-week festival offers...

2012-06-13 06:21:51

IRVINE, Calif., June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Corporation today announced it is moving forward with a 30-acre expansion of the Great Park. USS Cal Builders, Inc., headquartered in Stanton, California, was selected in a public bid process and awarded the $22.8 million contract for construction. The funds for the completion of the Western Sector Park Development Plan are part of the $200 million in developer fees the City of Irvine received under the original...

2012-01-26 17:27:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Energy today announced that the Orange County Great Park has been selected as the site for the 2013 Solar Decathlon. With the award, the Great Park will work with the Department of Energy to stage the event and showcase energy-efficient housing and clean energy technologies. The Solar Decathlon challenges international collegiate teams to design and build solar-powered houses that are cost-effective,...

2011-10-03 17:41:00

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Come to the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest to see where pumpkins come from, grown in a pumpkin patch! That's just one of many reasons why kids and families are invited to celebrate the fall season at the fourth annual Great Park Pumpkin Harvest and food drive, Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This fall event is especially important in the fight against hunger. Visitors are encouraged to bring canned and non-perishable food items...

2011-09-14 15:47:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of garden enthusiasts will be at the Great Park on Saturday, September 17 as a six-ton, 25-foot wide tree is lowered into the ground by crane to commemorate the launch of a five-year $750,000 donation program from ScottsMiracle-Gro. The donation features Scotts Whitney Farms® and Organic Choice® garden products, and will aid in expanding the Park's gardening and agricultural program. The planting...

2011-09-07 16:38:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park has announced its inaugural lineup of four Artists-in-Residence: Amy Caterina, Deborah Aschheim, Kevin Kwan Loucks and Suguru Goto. The Great Park Artists-in-Residence program is dedicated to showcasing artists, providing an educational experience for the community and designing site-specific art for the Great Park. The program provides artists with suitable studio space and open studio hours to routinely...