Community & Services

A photo of the "Welcome to Tangelo Park" sign

An Orange County Neighborhood You Should Know: Tangelo Park Remains a Close-Knit and Unified Community

Tangelo Park is, in fact, not a park. It is a community built in the 1950s on land formerly used for orange groves. It was named after the tangelo, a particular hybrid of citrus that mixed tangerines and pomelos. Originally built as housing for workers at the nearby Martin Marietta plant and McCoy Air Force Base, it has become a residential area surrounded by the constantly bustling International Drive, office parks and resorts.

“This has always been a very supportive community,” said Christina Randall, 51, resident and volunteer at the Tangelo Park Neighborhood Centers for Families. “I volunteer here to let people know about family services and assistance. We’re all here for each other in times of need.”

Mayor Demings speaks at the Housing for All news conference

A County That Works For Everyone: Mayor Demings’ Housing for All Task Force Unveils Final Recommendations

Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings’ Housing For All Task Force recently unveiled its 10-year plan to add tens of thousands of new attainable...

Isue Sopron pictured with his classmates and Mayor Demings at the Youth Leadership Conference

We the Young People: Emerging Leaders Involved in Orange County Government

When Orange County hosted its annual Community Conference earlier this year, Oak Ridge High School senior Isui Sopon was in attendance, as...

A new children's playground on a sunny day

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...

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...

Group photo of the men and women who make up the Fleet Management team. They stand among different vehicles, including trucks

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...

Three men posing for a photo holding awards

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
Photo of the trail camera

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...