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Great Park Preliminary Plans Now Available

Nerdy super landscaper Ken Smith has made a good impression on the board of directors for the Great Park in the OC. Smith's creative ideas for the park were presented in a draft master plan to the board and a group of about 150 others yesterday in Irvine, the Register reports. Of course the main attraction, not including the giant orange balloons, is the man made canyon which will go through the middle of the park.

Engineer Pat Fuscoe will create a canyon by digging down 30 feet and using that earth to build up berms on either side to make it look 60 feet deep. The canyon would also have 4 percent-grade pathways to allow its use by visitors of all abilities. The draft master plan will be exhibited this Saturday at the Irvine Civic Center from 10am to 2pm.
· Board weighs in on Great Park [OC Register]
· A master plan [OC Register]
· Ken Smith Summarized. Update on Great Park [Curbed LA]