Adam Elmahrek from Voice of OC reports this morning on the progress unveiled at the Great Park this weekend on the six-year anniversary of the 1,347-acre park. Thousands turned out to mark the unveiling of the 19.5-acre North Lawn and the Palm Court Arts Complex.
A vintage double-winged plane whirled through the sky above Irvine’s Great Park, leaving a bright orange trail. Down below, 15-month-old Gracie Mae Buser stared up in awe.
“She loves planes,” said her father, Dan Buser.
The Busers were among thousands who turned out Saturday to celebrate the opening of the 19.5-acre North Lawn and the Palm Court Arts Complex — two tangible accomplishments that park leaders can point to after years of delays and diminished expectations.
“In 20 years I’m going to look back and remember when it [the park] was nothing,” Buser said.
Apart from the additions, which include youth sports fields, a bike trail and artists’ studios; Saturday also marked the six-year anniversary of the 1,347-acre park.