2020 Aquatic Facilities Parks Sports Facilities

Esencia Sports Park

Rancho Mission Viejo

Orange County’s newest community, Rancho Mission Viejo, is being built off Ortega Highway in South Orange County. It will be home to a master planned 30-acre sports park unlike any other. Nestled in a natural rolling southern California landscape setting the environmental design of Esencia Sports Park is modeled after ranch industrialized facilities with board form buildings, steel I-beam shade structures, lighting, and landscape.

This rustic sports park offers both private and public amenities including: two (2) baseball fields, one (1) softball field, custom designed restroom and concessions building, One (1) synthetic multi-use field, playground, two (2) dedicated tennis and (8) dedicated pickle ball courts, and parking. Additional passive support amenities include hiking trails, exercise stations, and picnicking.

The sports park also offers community aquatic facilities overlooking the park complete with restrooms, a splash pad, lap swim, open recreation swim, as well as BBQ and cabana lounge areas. The site itself was designed to eliminate the need for expensive retaining walls while maximizing the buildable area through terraced pads and elevated concourses. The resulting design created hillside terraced seating, elevated concessions allowing for maximum spectator viewing opportunities in a cost-effective manner. The new Esencia Sports Park is designed to fulfill much of the recreational community needs identified for this new community.