Parks and Recreation

A new children's playground on a sunny day

A Playground for Everyone: Orange County to Host Workshops to Create Future Inclusive Playgrounds

Orange County will host a series of workshops designed to provide parents with an opportunity to contribute feedback on how to make parks and...

Photo of the trail camera

Eye in the Sky: Parks and Recreation Division Introduces Surveillance Cameras on Local Trails

As a proactive public safety measure for the community, Orange County Parks and Recreation Division has installed four new surveillance cameras on multi-use...

Mayor Demings, Commissioner Bonilla, Commissioner Gomez Cordero are joined by a dozen other individuals. They are standing for a photo and the Mayor is holding large scissors which he used to cut a ribbon.
Mayor Demings poses for a photo with a family of six, while standing by a gazebo in Cyrpess Grove Park.

Eighth Annual Jazz in the Park Celebrates Noteworthy Community Organizations

More than 1,000 guests attended Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings’ Jazz in the Park on March 2 at historic Cypress Grove Park in...

Four residents and community leaders, all men, standing in front of a large map. They are outside on an overcast day.

First Segment of Orange County’s Portion of Shingle Creek Trail Opens

With more than 100 miles of paved and natural trails across Orange County, residents and guests have countless options when it comes to enjoying...

Mayor Demings, Mayor Dyer, Commissioner Uribe, and other community leaders stand with shovels in hand as they pose for a photo to celebrate the groundbreaking and expansion of Barber Park.

Barber Park to Expand with New Multi-Purpose Fields and Splash Pad

Orange County Parks and Recreation held its groundbreaking ceremony for two new multi-purpose recreational fields and a splash pad at Barber Park on...

Mayor Demings, community leaders, and representatives from the NFL stand on a platform alongside the trophy for the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl game.

NFL’s Green Initiative Revitalizes Ivey Lane Park in Orange County

The National Football League (NFL) Pro Bowl returned to Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. This is the third...

In the foreground there is a sign advertising the polar plunge event, while in the background there are two people on rubber donuts floating in the water.

Polar Plunge Participants Grin and Bear Chilly Waters of Rock Springs

As the song goes: “The orange and palm trees sway … there’s never been such a day, in …,” well, Orange County, F-L-A!


A father sprays his son with sunscreen while visiting a park

Celebrate the First Day of Summer with Sunscreen at Orange County Parks

Residents Advised to Stay Cool, Hydrated and Informed during Hot Summer Months

As Central Florida celebrates the first day of summer, Orange...