Dyer to Open Orlando Urban Trail with Community Walk, Run
Mayor Buddy Dyer will officially open the first segment of the Orlando Urban Trail from South Lake Formosa Drive to Magnolia Avenue on Thurdsay. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loch Haven Park there will be a free community 5K and 1 mile run/walk with nearly 700 residents expected to participate.
The entire Orlando Urban Trail will eventually connect from Mead Garden in Winter Park through Downtown Orlando encompassing the Dinky Line and Gertrude’s Walk and then extending southwest to connect with the Shingle Creek Trail and into Kissimmee.
This segment of the Orlando Urban Trail includes landscaping to provide shade and way finding signage to accommodate walkers, bicyclists and skaters.
The trail will serve as an important transportation connection that will eventually link three of the four SunRail stations in the City of Orlando. It will also link Orlando’s Cultural Corridor by connecting the core of Downtown and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with Loch Haven Park and its cultural facilities.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart
District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan
MetroPlan Orlando Executive Director Harry Barley
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m.
Loch Haven Park next to Mennello Museum
900 East Princeton Street
Parking available at Loch Haven Park in front of the Orlando Repertory Theatre (located at 1001 East Princeton Street)