Mariners Church Irvine, CA
Mariners Church is one of the largest and fastest growing churches in Orange County, CA. Located in the Newport Coast area of Irvine, this 50-acre campus has experienced recent expansion from two existing permanent buildings to seven major buildings plus parking structures. Unique worship opportunities are offered in the main worship center, a chapel on the lake and within the kids and youth ministry buildings that offer age-specific classes and services. A newly renovated community building and plaza also provides spaces for large events and seminars while housing a thrift store and a food pantry. Outdoor features include a three-acre man-made lake, waterfalls, an island dining facility and a baptismal pool. An active open play lawn fills the center of the campus as well as a youth plaza, volleyball courts and other site amenities.
The Children's Ministry building and adjoining playground were completed in 2005 and an entirely reimagined space was in order 10 years later to meet the needs of a growing congregation. While the existing play equipment worked well with the toddler and preschool age children, the church reimaged the play space to be enlarged and expanded to encompass a broader age range to create play opportunities for all.