City of Irvine, Public Information Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 12-20-14
Contact: Public Information Office, 949-724-6077, firstname.lastname@example.org
IRVINE, CA (December 19, 2014): The Orange County Great Park Carousel will reopen Saturday, December 20 and will resume its regular operating schedule of Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. (10 a.m. Thursday and Friday) to 10 p.m. The cost is $2 per single ride or $3 for an all-day pass.
The Carousel was closed to the public on August 28 due to a mechanical breakdown. A State-Qualified Safety Inspector and the State Department of Industrial Relations have certified the repairs and have approved the Carousel’s reopening.
Featuring hand-painted artwork inspired by vintage orange crate labels and Orange County scenes, the Great Park Carousel is a favorite for children of all ages.
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, North Lawn recreation area, South Lawn Sports + Fitness Complex, and Historic Hangar 244. In addition to sports clinics, gardening workshops, weekly Farmers Market and other community events, the Great Park hosts an annual series of special events that provide unique experiences for the entire family, including the Great Park Pumpkin Harvest and the Flights & Sounds Summer Festival. 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.