Community & Services

Barber Park Ribbon-Cutting Expansion Ceremony

The newly expanded Barber Park on Gatlin Avenue officially opened on March 2, 2020.

During the ribbon-cutting ceremony, children played during recess at the neighboring Lake George Elementary School. Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 3 Commissioner Mayra Uribe, City of Orlando Commissioner Jim Gray were all in attendance.

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Horizon West Looks to the Past for a Charming, Walkable and Back-to-nature Community

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Horizon West Looks to the Past for a Charming, Walkable and Back-to-nature Community

Nestled amongst the lakes of Windermere, the charm of Winter Garden and the magic of the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll find Horizon West....

Orange County Conducts Public Forums as Part of Customer-First Development Services Initiative

Orange County Conducts Public Forums as Part of Customer-First Development Services Initiative

Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings made his mandate clear at the 2019 Regional Economic Summit when he said, “We want Orange County to...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Built Taft Tough … You Can’t Keep a Good Neighborhood Down.

Approximately eight miles south of Orlando lies the community of Taft, which has a long and storied history of both success and resilience to...

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

Pickleball is a Big “Dill” at Orange County Parks and Recreation Centers

If you ask people if they have “picked up the paddle” lately, odds are they will think you are referring to ping pong or...

Volunteers cleaning a classroom.

A Day of Service, Kindness and Community

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) once said, “Everybody can be great, because anyone can serve.” Sharing this leading principle of Dr. King, members...

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Orange County Government: Women in STEM

Shelby Craig, who works to keep our drinking water safe, took an untraditional path on her way to becoming a senior chemist for Orange...

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

A Neighborhood You Should Know: Old and New Merge to Make Azalea Park an Enduring Neighborhood

Created from the remains of a private air field, Azalea Park is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of modern-day Orange...

Current photo of Carla McClendon

Black History Month Spotlight: First Black Female Municipal Fire Safety Inspector in Orange County

Almost 40 years ago, a social worker talked to students about having the heart to serve others at an Evans High School’s Career Day....

A kitten named Coco

The Foster Factor: Orange County Animal Services Offers Program for Kittens to be Adoption Ready

For Orange County Animal Services, offering a foster care program that places pets in temporary homes until ready for adoption saves thousands of lives...