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One proposal for the Orange County Great Park is to move the Wild Rivers Water Park there. Here, Henry Proger of the Riverside County community of Menifee soaks up the atmosphere at Wild Rivers’ current home near the junction of the 5 and 405 freeways in Irvine. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
Charlie Capps relaxes in the warm sun while floating down Lazy River at Wild Rivers Water Park. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
A view of the Wild Rivers Water Park from the top of The Abyss attraction. (Glenn Koenig / LAT)
An excavator tears apart one of the runways at the former El Toro Marine Base in Irvine. The old base is being transformed into the Orange County Great Park and a housing and commercial development. (Mark Boster / LAT)
One of the first attractions to open at the Great Park is a helium pasenger balloon. The balloon is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays. (Christine Cotter / LAT)
Passengers ride the Great Park Balloon. (Ken Hively / LAT)
An aerial view of the Great Park site, looking northwest, with Interstate 5 at the upper left. (Don Kelsen / LAT)