City of Irvine
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #14-09-09a
Contact : Public Information office, 949-724-6077, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA (September 9, 2014): The Orange County Great Park introduces Spooktacular Saturdays each weekend in the month of October from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Families can enjoy traditional fall festivities and a variety of activities. Tickets are free, but limited for each weekend. Registration is required at ocgp.org.
Participants are encouraged to dress up to compete in our Instagram family costume contest, with prizes to be awarded each week. Other fun activities include kids’ crafts, petting zoo, carnival games, entertainment, and gourmet food trucks. Each ticketed child (12 and under) bringing a bag of canned goods or non-perishable food items will have access to our free Pumpkin Patch and Trick-or-Treat Town, while supplies last.
Adults accompanying registered children do not need a ticket.
In addition, the Artists Studios will feature Bewitching – an exhibition highlighting an eclectic collection of hand-made costume couture, fashion illustrations, and historic photographs documenting Halloween in Southern California.
Spooktacular Saturdays to Complement Month Long Fall Food Drive
Spooktacular Saturdays will also serve as a kick-off to the Great Park’s month-long Fall Food Drive. Visitors are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable food items whenever they visit the Great Park during the month of October. Collection bins will be located at the Great Park Visitors Center Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and at the Great Park Farmers Market on Sundays, 10 a.m-2 p.m. All donations to benefit Community Action Partnership’s Orange County Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank.
The Orange County Great Park is located at Sand Canyon and Marine Way, and can easily be reached by the 5 or 405 freeways.
For more information or to sign up, please visit ocgp.org or call 866-829-3829.
Special Thanks To Our Local Supporters:
Aquarium of the Pacific
California Fire Museum
CAPOC’s Orange County Food Bank
Chick-fil-A Woodbury Town Center
Chili’s Restaurant – Foothill Ranch
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Irvine Police Department
Jalapeños Mexican Food
Nothing Bundt Cakes Irvine-Tustin
Orange County Produce
Ralphs – Alton
Ralphs – Woodbury Town Center
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County
The Sample Guy, Inc.
Tierra Verde Industries
Trader Joe’s – Woodbury Town Center
Trash for Teaching
Whole Foods Market: Jamboree – Tustin, CA
About the Orange County Great Park
Hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over Southern California enjoy the Orange County Great Park’s array of recreational and educational opportunities and participate in shared experiences, including panoramic views from the iconic Great Park Balloon that rises 400 feet in the air. Other Great Park features include the Carousel, Farm + Food Lab, Kids Rock Playground, Walkable Historical Timeline, Palm Court Arts Complex, South Lawn Sports + Fitness Complex and Historic Hangar 244. With its approximate 1,300-acre master plan, the Great Park is the centerpiece of the redevelopment of the publicly-owned portion of the 4,700-acre former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. For more information, please visit ocgp.org.
Since its incorporation in 1971, Irvine has become a nationally recognized city, with a population of 242,651, spans 66 square miles and is recognized as one of America’s safest and most successful master-planned urban communities. Top-rated educational institutions, an enterprising business atmosphere, sound environmental stewardship, and respect for diversity all contribute to Irvine’s enviable quality of life. This family-friendly city features more than 16,000 acres of parks, sports fields and dedicated open space and is the home of the Orange County Great Park – the first great metropolitan park of the 21st century. For more information, please visit cityofirvine.org.