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
Doreen.Overstreet@ocfl.net; 407-468-5851

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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