Sandbags Available to Orange County Residents

Locations set to open Monday, August 28, 2023

Orange County GovernmentOrange County, Fla. – Orange County Public Works is making sandbags available to residents preparing for potential impacts from Tropical Storm Idalia.

Five sandbag locations will open to residents on Monday, August 28, 2023 at noon.

The Parks and Recreation Division and the Public Works Department will have bags and sand available on a self-serve basis. Residents will need to bring their own shovel or spade to fill their bags. Orange County will provide 10 unfilled sandbags and direct residents to the sand pile.

Individuals with special needs who need sandbag assistance should contact Orange County 311 beginning Monday, August 28, 2023, at noon.

Hours of Operation

Sites will operate on Monday, August 28, 2023, from 12 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, August. 29, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., pending severe weather. Locations are subject to close earlier than scheduled due to weather conditions.


West Orange Recreation Center
309 S West Crown Point Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Clarcona Horse Park / Clarcona Outpost
3535 Damon Road, Apopka, FL 32703

Bithlo Community Park
18501 Washington Avenue, Orlando, FL 32820

Meadow Woods Recreation Center/Meadow Woods Park
1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, FL 32824

Downey Park
10107 Flowers Avenue, Orlando, FL 32825

For More Information

For additional storm preparedness information and to sign up for OC Alert, the county’s emergency alert system, 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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