Community & Services

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A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds

Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and playgrounds more sensory friendly for children. In order for a playground to be sensory-friendly, it needs to take into account the environmental factors that can contribute to a sensory overload, especially for children with autism.

“We sometimes get inquiries and requests from the public regarding accessible or inclusive parks,” explained Regina Ramos, project manager, planning and development, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division. “It benefits everyone if we create an avenue for our park users to provide input, ask questions and have an in-person discussion about the County’s existing and future playgrounds.”

Sign reads: "Welcome to Lockhart, an Orange County Community with Pride"

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: I Heart Lockhart

If you’re driving north along Edgewater Drive past College Park towards Apopka, you may notice the small town of Lockhart. An important hub of...

Mayor Demings giving a high-five to a little girl while her mother stands beside them. They are in the Mayor's office.

Welcome to Your House: Mayor Demings Opens County Government to Residents

It was recently a “full house” at the County Administration Building. Approximately 250 people attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ inaugural Open...

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Hitting the Road to Serve the Public: Fleet Management Named Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America for Fourth Year

Orange County Government’s Fleet Management Division has been named a Top 50 Leading Fleet in North America in 2019 by Government Fleet magazine...

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Orange County Community Corrections Officer Wins National Award

Senior Community Corrections Officer Robert Barnett was named winner of the 2019 #Catalyst4Change Award. Barnett was presented the award at the recent American...

Mayor Demings and Jason Reynolds sitting on chairs on stage as the crowd attentively listens to their discussion
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Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use...

Not in My Backyard: Housing for All Task Force Tackles Affordable Housing Stigma
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24 Years of Excellence: Orange County Procurement Division Recognized Again with National Award

The Orange County Government Procurement Division was recently recognized by the National Procurement Institute with the 2019 Achievement of Excellence in Procurement.®

The award...

Hundreds of FusionFest participants pose for a photo as they hold up their Country's flag and smile

Global Cultures to be Showcased at FusionFest2019

When Terry Olson was hired by Orange County to create the Arts and Cultural Affairs Office in 2001, he knew it was the...