Regional Park at Former MCAS Tustin

Blimp hangar and control tower

Project Information

The proposed regional park is located on an 84.5-acre parcel of land at the Former Marine Corp Air Station Tustin to be conveyed by the Department of the Navy to the County of Orange for park purposes. The property includes the historic North Blimp Hangar.

OC Parks is responsible for the planning, design, construction, operations and maintenance of this County proposed regional park.

On February 28, 2012, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a Concept Plan for the proposed park and authorized preparation of the General Development Plan (GDP). A number of park planning principles are included in the Concept Plan and will be incorporated in the GDP, including:

  • Developing a traditional urban regional park with features such as large turf areas, group picnic areas with picnic shelters, and perimeter and internal walkways and trails.
  • Adaptively reusing the North Blimp Hangar for a variety of non-exclusive activities, including special and community events, commercial filming, and blimp maintenance and repair.
  • Incorporating sustainable elements in the proposed park’s design that include preservation of existing buildings and recycling of existing on-site materials.
  • Considering partnership opportunities that expand recreational and educational activities within the proposed park.


Public Workshops

Workshop #1 – April 15, 2013, 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Former MCAS Tustin North Hangar (Postcard Invitation)

Workshop #2 – May 22, 2013 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Former MCAS Tustin North Hangar (Postcard Invitation)

Columbus Square Home Owners Presentation -- August 31, 2013

Workshop #3 – Date TBD

Final park design presentation.

Public comments and inquiries may be made at