Orange County Great Park
The South Lawn is a sports facility providing lighted tournament quality soccer fields. Working with architects WRNS Studio and Sherwood Design Engineers, the program includes synthetic and natural turf, picnic areas, tree filled plazas, restrooms, and nature trails. The fields are ringed by tree lined walks providing shaded seating areas for spectators.
The South Lawn meets the community’s need for active recreation and it successfully engages all members of the community, not just soccer enthusiasts. The park integrates and incorporates both passive and active recreation—tournament attendees can play chess and ping pong or enjoy the one mile recreation trail on site.
Client/Owner: City of Irvine/Orange County Great Park
Award: California Park and Recreation Society Award of Excellence in Design 2014