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

Mayor Jacobs and District 6 Commissioner Siplin Host Pine Hills Trail Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony on Oct. 18

WHAT: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin will host the Pine Hills Trail ribbon-cutting ceremony for phase 1 of the trail. Construction for the trail began in July 2016 and was completed in August 2017.

The trail will be a total of 2.5 miles in length, 1.75 miles from Alhambra Drive to Silver Star Road and a .75 spur from the trail to Barnett Park. In 2009, the Florida Department of Transportation awarded Federal Enhancement dollars for the design of the Pine Hills Trail project. The construction budget of the trail is $5.9 million.

There will be two more phases of the trail. Phase 2 will go north from Silver Star Road to Clarcona-Ocoee Road and phase 3 will run from Clarcona-Ocoee Road north to the Seminole-Wekiva Trail.

Pine Hills Trail is the third most needed trail in Orange County’s Trail Master Plan. With more than 60,000 residents, the trail will be a valued recreational asset to this high-density residential area.

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Barnett Park
4801 W. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32808

WHO: Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
District 6 Commissioner Victoria P. Siplin
Former District 6 Commissioner and current Clerk of the Court Tiffany Moore Russell
Former District 6 Commissioner Homer Hartage

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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