Orange County Plans for Giant Park


Orange County, CA, will soon be home to one of the largest metropolitan parks in the country. Larger than Central Park in New York, the Orange County Great Park will be nearly 5,000 acres of meadows, wildlife, recreation, and cultural areas, including sports parks, a museum, a cemetery, and an amphitheater. A two-mile-long canyon will traverse the park, connecting its various areas. Landscape Architect Ken Smith was recently picked to design the enormous master plan, which will sit on the site of the abandoned El Toro Marine Corps Air Station. Ken Smith is a notable New York landscape architect we have written up before for his contribution of a plastic garden to the roof of the MOMA. Among his many ambitious proposals are hot air balloons and a fleet of orange community bicycles for in-park transport. :: Orange County Great Park