Deputy Scott Pine Community Park Groundbreaking
WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs, District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey and former District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd will be joined by Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings and Orange County Public School (OCPS) officials for a groundbreaking ceremony for Deputy Scott Pine Community Park, which will be located on a 19.5-acre property.
The West Orange County park will pay tribute to the Orange County Sheriff Deputy Scott Pine who lost his life February 11, 2014, after responding to a call in a southwest Orange County neighborhood. Deputy Pine’s widow Bridget Pine and their three children will participate in the groundbreaking ceremony.
Orange County and Orange County Public Schools will share the 19.5-acre park, which will have two multi-purpose fields. One is for soccer, and the other will serve as the off-site football stadium for Windermere High School.
Total cost of the park is $9.7 million with $3.7 million being funded by OCPS. In addition, $3.7 million for the park is funded by INVEST dollars. *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.
Completion is expected in early 2018.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 10 at 4 p.m.
WHERE: 17199 Ficquette Road (south of SR 535)
Windermere, FL 34786
INTERVIEW OPPS: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey
Former District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings
Bridget Pine, widow of Deputy Scott Pine
FOR MORE INFO (Onsite Contacts):
Doreen Overstreet, Orange County Public Information Officer
Mandy Kimmer, Parks & Recreation Public Information Officer