Orange County Opens Locations for Pre-Filled Sandbag Distribution

*UPDATE*: Due to supplies being out, NO MORE SANDBAGS are available. For more updates, visit

Orange County, Fla.Orange County Government encourages residents to prepare for Hurricane Dorian and continues to monitor and assess updates from the National Hurricane Center. As part of this preparation, the County will distribute pre-made sandbags to residents on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 and Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 at the following locations:

  • John Young Maintenance Unit – 4200 S. John Young Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32839
  • West Orange Maintenance Unit – 704 Beulah Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Zellwood Maintenance Unit – 3500 Golden Gem Rd., Apopka, FL 32712
  • Taft Maintenance Unit – 11442 Intermodal Way, Orlando, FL 32824
  • Bithlo Maintenance Unit – 18715 Old Cheney Highway, Orlando, FL 32820
  • Blanchard Park – 2451 N. Dean Rd., Orlando, FL 32817 (situated at the Dean Road entrance)

Sandbags are limited to 10 per household and will only be provided to residents of Orange County (a valid ID must be presented to County staff). Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. while sandbags last.

Orange County will also continue with its “dig in” sandbag program. For residents who would like to fill their own sandbags, all supplies will be provided (e.g., bags, tools, sand) at the following locations, which will remain open on Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 during park operating hours at the following four locations:

  • Meadow Woods Recreation Center – 1751 Rhode Island Woods Cir., Orlando, FL 32824
  • West Orange Recreation Complex – 309 S. West Crown Point Rd., Winter Garden, FL 34787
  • Barnett Park – 2804 W Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32808
  • Bithlo Community Park – 18501 Washington St., Orlando, FL 32820

Do-it-yourself sandbags are limited to 10 per household and will only be provided to residents of Orange County (a valid ID must be presented to County staff). Residents will be provided with a “how-to” instructional sheet regarding how to fill, store and dispose of sandbags, which will be available for filling on a first-come, first-serve basis. To determine the closest location to you, view our interactive sandbag map. Please note that Blanchard Park was previously a self-serve sandbag location and will now be a pre-filled location starting on Aug. 30. The Blanchard site is not available site for sandbags on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

Orange County Government advises residents to ready their hurricane preparedness supply kit. For storm preparedness information, please visit

About Orange County Government: Orange County Government strives to serve its residents 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, one of the nation’s largest convention centers 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 or go to Orange County Government’s social media channels.

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