• April 20, 2021
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In Response To Public Demand Hot Food Concessions Are Coming To Great Park Sports Stadiums

Great Park Development Project Reports (Report) are provided during the monthly Great Park Board meetings in order to provide the public with the opportunity to participate in the planning of the Great Park. This month’s Report concerns upgrades to both the Sports Stadium food concessions and Hangar 244, which contains exhibits which tell the story […]

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Keeping the Public In The Dark on ARDA

What’s Happening on the ARDA Site On the Consent Calendar for both the OC Great Park Board (Item 2.2.) and City Council (Item 2.4) meetings is a motion to direct the City Manager to enter into a license agreement allowing indefinite use of land on the ARDA site, despite its current designation as the location […]

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Hundreds of Millions in City Budget to Be Discussed on Finance Commission Agenda

Overview $11.5 Million Budget Deficit: The City ran a surplus of $3.1 million in 2019-20. The outlook for 2020-21 is less rosy. The City tentatively expects an $11.5 million deficit. The money will come from the $54 million contingency reserve. Air Quality Funds: The City now has over $500,000 for reducing air pollution, encouraging alternative means of transportation, improving […]

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Cultural Terrace District Getting Its First Attraction – Wild Rivers Waterpark

The 260-acre Great Park Cultural Terrace District is getting its first permanent attraction – a water themed amusement park. On April 28, 2020, the City Council approved the Cultural Terrace location for the Wild Rivers waterpark. The closest homes to the proposed waterpark will be approximately 2,200 feet east of the project site in the Great […]

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Opinion: Great Park Planning – More Participation and Data Needed

Green dot = On schedule Yellow dot = Under review   The Cultural Terrace is 223 acres of undeveloped city land located in the southern section of the Great Park that is intended for a variety of cultural attractions. The five Great Park Board members act as both the principal developers and decision makers for […]

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FivePoint Under Pressure to Begin Attending Great Park Board Meetings; Numerous Items on July 28th Agenda

On Tuesday, July 28th, the Great Park Board will take a look at the progress going on in the park as well as future projects. This will be one of the last meetings for Great Park Executive Director John Russo, who is leaving in September for family reasons. The Board has not yet publicly discussed […]

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OC Great Park: Surf Park Tabled, Wild Rivers Delayed, COVID-19 Budget Adjustments

The OC Great Park Board met on Tuesday, June 23rd to review the monthly development report and to approve next year’s Great Park budget with adjustments due to a reduction in program and service fees. Irvine’s fiscal year begins July 1st. The Executive Director of the Great Park John Russo, recently announced he’s leaving his […]

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Great Park Board Approves Plans for Wild Rivers

Last night (4/28/20) after three years in the making, the Great Park Board unanimously voted to approve the lease terms and location for the Wild Rivers water park as reported by the Voice of OC, Wild Rivers Officially Returning to the Orange County Great Park. Of Note – The Board approved a lease revision stating […]

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Great Park Board to Decide Wild Rivers Lease Terms and Location

Great Park Board Meeting – April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Agenda April Great Park Development Report Link to eComment Watch Live-stream Map shows the new proposed Wild Rivers site. To see entire map with zooming capabilities click here. The Great Park Board is being asked to approve a ground lease with Wild Rivers on […]

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Orange County Great Park Board – Keeping Residents In The Dark

There are serious transparency questions around hundreds of millions of extra tax dollars Great Park Neighborhood homeowners pay to finance the Great Park. The Voice of OC wrote a three-part series which Mayor Shea openly criticized in today’s article, Irvine City Council Expands Bond Indebtedness For Great Park Neighborhoods. From the dias, Mayor Shea stated […]

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