East Orange District Park Recreation Center Groundbreaking

April 27, 2017

Doreen Overstreet, Public Information Officer
407-468-5851 (mobile) or email: Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla will host the groundbreaking ceremony for the East Orange District Park Recreation Center, which will be located on a 243-acre property.

The State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity appropriated $1 million that will be combined with $1 million of Orange County’s INVEST funds* to help build a 5,000-square-foot recreation center. In addition, $250,000 legislative appropriation was received for a concession building and restroom. The park will also have two soccer fields with lights and a parking area. Total construction cost is $3.6 million.

*INVEST in Our Home for Life is the $300 million initiative that was launched by Mayor Teresa Jacobs at the State of the County in 2015. The Mayor earmarked $20 million for construction and enhancements of parks and recreational facilities countywide.

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 9 a.m.

WHERE: 22023 E. Colonial Dr.
Christmas, FL

The park’s entrance is located approximately 4.5 miles east of the intersection of SR 50 and SR 520, or less than one mile west of Christmas Road.

FOR MORE INFO (Onsite contact): Mandy Kimmer, Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer
Amanda.Kimmer@ocfl.net; 407-405-4579

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its citizens and guests with integrity, honesty, fairness and professionalism. Located in Central Florida, Orange County includes 13 municipalities and is home to world-famous theme parks, the nation’s second-largest convention center, and a thriving life science research park. Seven elected members make up the Board of County Commissioners including the Mayor who is elected countywide. For more information, please visit www.OCFL.net or go to the Orange County Facebook and Twitter pages.

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