Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs and District 5 Commissioner Emily Bonilla will host the groundbreaking ceremony for the East Orange District Park Recreation Center, which will be located on a 243-acre property. The total construction cost is $3.6 million.
The State of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity appropriated $1 million that will be combined with $1 million of Orange County’s INVEST funds to help build a 5,000-square-foot recreation center. In addition, $250,000 legislative appropriation was received for a concession building and restroom. The park will also have two soccer fields with lights and a parking area.
INVEST in Our Home for Life is the $300 million initiative that was launched by Mayor Teresa Jacobs at the State of the County in 2015. The Mayor earmarked $20 million for construction and enhancements of parks and recreational facilities countywide.
The park’s entrance is located approximately 4.5 miles east of the intersection of SR 50 and SR 520, or less than one mile west of Christmas Road.
The groundbreaking ceremony will take place at 9am on Friday, April 28th at 22023 E Colonial Dr (Christmas, FL).