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Latest Orange County Great Park Corporation Stories

2009-07-08 13:05:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anaheim Ducks, LA Galaxy and Futboleros Street Teams are calling all kids to join them for a fun day of interactive sports activities at the Orange County Great Park 4th Anniversary Celebration - "Growing the Park." This day-long family fun festival combines the fun of honing your hockey skills, being taught amazing soccer tricks plus meeting Wild Wing, the popular Anaheim Ducks mascot. "Growing the Park" will take place Saturday, July 11th from 10...

2009-07-01 11:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Come celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Orange County Great Park at Growing the Park, a day-long family fun festival. The event will mark the past, present and future of the Great Park at three themed areas: the Back Forty, the Runway and Sky's the Limit. The day may include a special "fly-in" by two rare and historically significant aircraft that will become part of the Great Park Aviation Heritage Museum. Wing walkers will perform daring...

2009-06-11 11:15:00

IRVINE, Calif., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Orange County Great Park Design Team Member and lead Ecologist Steven Handel, Ph.D., was the only person to receive a 2009 "National Honor Award for Research" from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Dr. Handel was honored for his research project titled, "Restoration Ecology Processes to Advance Natural Landscape Design." The project was chosen by a jury composed of senior members of ASLA and members of the Council of Educators in...

2009-06-09 11:15:00

Largest Tree Rescue in the Country Saving Nearly 600 Trees IRVINE, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHO: Tom Larson, Chief Consultant, Landscape and Farming, Orange County Great Park Corporation WHAT: Great Park Tree Rescue: The first five of nearly 600 trees to be rescued, which grew on the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, will be carefully moved and replanted in the lawn area near the Great Park Balloon. The five...

2009-05-28 12:00:00

IRVINE, Calif.May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Design Team, led by Master Designer and Landscape Architect Ken Smith, won a 2009 Professional Award from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) for their work on the Observation Balloon Preview Park. The Design Team was selected from over 600 entries from around the world - the largest in ASLA history - and was selected one of 18 Honor Awards in the General Design category for recognition. Last year, the Great...

2009-04-30 11:30:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Design Team was honored today at the American Institute of Architects National Convention and Design Exposition in San Francisco. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected the Orange County Great Park Design Team to receive the 2009 Institute Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design - the AIA's highest recognition for work that exemplifies excellence in architecture and urban design. The Great Park was selected...

2009-04-15 20:39:00

A Free Family Fun Event for Children to Explore Their Imagination and Vision of the Great Park Through Chalk Art, a Model Building Lab and the Art of Agriculture http://orangecountygreatparkcorporation.cmail3.com/t/y/l/hyijky/jitythuth/r IRVINE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Calling all children! Could you be a future Great Park designer? Come use your imagination and creativity at Picture the Park, a free family fun event to explore your vision of the Great Park through hands-on activities...

2009-03-12 15:43:00

More Family Fun Programs Slated for Spring IRVINE, Calif., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Come say goodbye to winter and hello to spring at Shamrocks and Skates, a free ice skating event at the Orange County Great Park temporary Ice Rink on Saturday, March 14. The early St. Patrick's Day-themed event features hockey skills games with the Anaheim Ducks Street Team, ice carving demonstrations, children's treasure hunt, Celtic music and snacks. Visitors can even enjoy sledding - don't worry about...

2009-02-26 12:37:00

Great Park Conservancy Donates 5,000 Citrus Trees Part of Orange County Agricultural Heritage IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Irvine City Council and Great Park Board of Directors unanimously voted to accept a generous donation of 5,000 Valencia Olinda Citrus Trees from the Great Park Conservancy. The Conservancy received the generous gift from Halvajian Desert Nursery in Thermal, California. The trees will ultimately be planted in the Orange County Great Park to honor Orange...

2008-06-20 18:00:16

IRVINE, Calif., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Orange County Great Park Corporation Board today moved several priority Park Programs into the next phase of the planning process. Programs moving forward are: Agriculture and Food; Arts and Culture Exhibition Space; Aviation Museum; Cultural Terrace; Fire Museum; Sports Park and Visitors Center. Additional programs advanced, subject to identifying potential partners, include: Amphitheatre; Botanical Garden; Library; Multi-Cultural Center;...


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