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Great Park to get 30-acre expansion in Irvine

Irvine's Great Park is getting a 30-acre expansion. The renderings were released by the Orange County Great Parks Corporation

June 14, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Orange County's Great Park is getting a $22.8-million makeover that includes a 30-acre expansion.

The facelift will add four new tournament-quality soccer fields, four full-sized basketball courts and a jogging trail to the Irvine park.

Also on tap is a permanent visitor center, a community garden, six new ponds, various infrastructure improvements and an expansion of the Walkable Historical Timeline.

The funds for the project are part of the $200 million in developer fees the city of Irvine received under the 2012-2013 budget. Construction is slated to begin this summer and expected to be completed in mid-to-late 1213.

The construction is expected to bring more than 50 fulltime jobs to Orange County, according to a news statement released by the Orange County Great Parks Corporation.