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Irvine in California.
Irvine is an incorporated city in Orange County, California, United States. It is a planned city, mainly developed by the Irvine Company since the 1960s. Formally incorporated on December 28, 1971, the 66 square mile (171 km2) city has a population of 212,375 as of the 2010 census. However, the California Department of Finance estimates its 2011 population to be 219,156. It has annexed in the past an undeveloped area to the north, and has also annexed the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, most of which is planned to be converted into the Orange County Great Park.
Arts and culture
The Irvine Global Village Festival
Every October, Irvine hosts the Irvine Global Village Festival to celebrate the diversity among the citizens of Irvine and Orange County. The festival consists of exhibits from local merchants, entertainment from diverse cultures, and sampling of foods from various regions of the world.
Irvine Community Television
The Irvine Community Television (ICTV) produces and broadcasts television programs on news, sports, arts, culture, safety for the Irvine community. The motto of ICTV is "For You, About You". ICTV airs on Cox Communications channel 30 and online.
Parks and recreation
Irvine has Community Parks and Neighborhood Parks. The Community Parks have public facilities located on each site. Neighborhood Parks provide open space and some recreational amenities within the various villages of Irvine. Northwood Community Park in particular has recently made a unique addition: The Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial is the first memorial in the US ever built before the wars were over. It lists the U.S. military dead from Iraq and Afghanistan, and when dedicated Nov 14, 2010 listed over 5,700 names (of the 8,000 available spaces). Also unique in the history of war monuments, it will be updated yearly.
Alton Athletic Park
Colonel Bill Barber Marine Corps Memorial Park
Deerfield Community Park
Harvard Athletic Park
Hicks Canyon Park
Lakeview Senior Center
Las Lomas Community Park
Lower Peters Canyon Community Park
Northwood Community Park
Oak Creek Community Park
Portola Springs Community Park
Quail Hill Community Park
Rancho Senior Center
Turtle Rock Community Park
University Community Park
Windrow Community Park
Woodbridge Community Park
Woodbury Community Park
Points of interest
Ayn Rand Institute
Boomers! (formerly Palace Park)
California State University Fullerton, Irvine Campus
Concordia University, Irvine
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Orange County Campus
Irvine Spectrum Center
Islamic Center of Irvine
Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial (Long War Memorial)
Orange County Great Park
Pao Fa Temple
Saddleback Church, Irvine Campus
Tustin Market Place
University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine, Arboretum
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
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