Orange County Celebrates Lakeside Village Park Groundbreaking in District 1
Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey joined Orange County Parks and Recreation to host the groundbreaking ceremony for Lakeside Village Park on Sept. 26, 2017 in Windermere. Located in west Orange County, the 9.28 acre neighborhood park will begin construction in fall 2017 and is expected to be completed by spring 2018.
The first phase of the park will have a covered play area, picnic tables under a gazebo, bike rack, benches, water fountains and a path that connects to the community trail located in the park. The second phase will focus on constructing a dock for fishing and observing the beautiful views of Lake Spar.
“One of the first things visitors and new residents notice when coming to Florida is how green everything is. It is a singular draw to our beautiful state,” said Orange County District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey. “I am therefore proud to break ground for yet another park in our area, preserving our green spaces for recreation and relaxation.”
Orange County Capital Projects is overseeing the construction. Lakeside Village Park’s total design and construction cost is estimated to be $861,000.
Orange County Parks and Recreation has 100 parks, trails and facilities and maintains 15,000-plus acres of property. Programs and special events are offered for youth, adult and seniors throughout the year. For more information, visit www.ocfl.net/parks.