Savvy, skyward looking night owls may have noticed massive flowers hanging over their heads this week in Colonialtown. The night-blooming cereus, an epiphytic cactus that grows in mature trees, has been blooming since the weekend. The special cacti are long...
The City of Orlando's Engelwood Neighborhood Center has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Meet Me at the Park competition. The grant will be used to carry out improvements, including six adjustable basketball goals that can adjust to any height...
The Orlando Ballet (Website) has issued plans to the Municipal Planning Board for approvals to raze their current home at the Loch Haven Community Center and to replace it with a new building. The City of Orlando approved a 50-year...
We've been reached out to by multiple couples over the holiday weekend asking about some of our favorite places to get hitched - outside of crowd favorites like the Orlando Science Center, Mennello Museum Sculpture Gardens, Leu Gardens, and...
With the Colonial Pedestrian Bridge support tower nearly finished, Orlando residents are suddenly becoming much more aware of the bridge project than they were before. The 200 foot-long bridge is being hailed as the missing connection between the Orlando Urban...
The Tinker Field History Plaza has officially opened to the public. The new park is in recognition of the 100 years of Orlando baseball and Civil Rights history that has taken place in the City of Orlando. Tinker Field hosted...
The Orange County Mosquito Safety Division is charged with the task to battle the mosquito populations and keep their populations under control. In part because they're annoying and make you itchy, but mainly because mosquitoes sometimes carry diseases that...
OnePulse Foundation has announced that a private, invite-only dedication for the Interim Pulse Memorial will take place from 10-11 a.m. and a public opening at 3 p.m. on May 8. New features of the temporary park space include enhanced landscaping, benches and...
Construction on the interim memorial park on the Pulse Orlando property began in Late February, under the direction of the privately-led onePULSE Foundtation. The new greenspace will wrap around the exterior of the building and utilize some of already existing...
The City of Orlando is installing a biker bar at the corner of Princeton and 17-92 for cyclists to use on the Orlando Urban Trail. As first reported by the Orlando Bike Coalition, the bar allows for cyclists, primarily those...
Sixth grade students at the Monarch Learning Academy (Website) in College Park are leading a storytelling project based on the infamous "Jump Tree" that came down during Hurricane Irma. The tree had fixed Tarzan-ropes for swinging and was located in...
The Facilities Management Division is looking to sign a contract with Freeport Fountains (Website) to upgrade the lighting system of the Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain on Lake Eola. Freeport Fountains actually refurbished the fountain in 1999 and is already...
In recognition of Earth Day, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney, ABC Television Group and ESPN are looking to revitalize park spaces across the country with their Parks Build Community initiative. The annual Meet Me at the Park Earth...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist Jane...
"Hey Bungalower, not sure if you'v heard anything but the hours were just cut back at Princeton Park in College Park. Do you know why?" - Bungalower Reader Princeton Park is a public park located at the northeastern corner of...
SPONSORED: This move-in-ready, mid-century ranch was built in 1956 and is located at 3411 Ibis Drive in the Audubon Park neighborhood. The three-bedroom, two-bath home sits on a corner lot, just next to Songbird Park where the local Main...
Although not a hyper-local type of story, we covered the Pokemon Go fad quite a bit when it first launched because of its immediate impact on our public parks and streets in Orlando - there were people in them. The...
The City of Orlando released the above video as part of their "bag it, don't blow it" campaign. The campaign targets those people, you know who we're talking about, who just blow all of the leaves and detritus from their...
The One Pulse Foundation has announced that they will begin building their temporary memorial as early as February 26, 2018. We announced HERE in October that the local non-profit had filed plans for the interim memorial on the site of...
The Harvard Graduate School of Design is offering another free online urbanism course, on the heels of the architecture one we wrote about HERE last month. “CitiesX: The Past, Present, and Future of Urban Life” starts on February 15 and...
February 14, 2018- UPDATE: Lake Alert for Lake Beardall LIFTED A Lake Alert has been issued by the City's Stormwater Division due to the possibility of elevated fecal coliform counts in Lake Beardall. A sanitary sewer overflow near the intersection of...
The City of Orlando has entered a Lease Agreement with Dr. Phillips City Center, LLC in regards to a vacant parcel of land at 274 N. Orange Avenue at the corner of Orange Avenue and Robinson Street  . As we...
Keep Winter Park Beautiful and the City of Winter Park's Sustainability Program are looking for schools to apply to their Green School Grants program by Friday, February 23. Green School Grants support sustainability efforts by schools in Winter Park as...
The Florida Department of Transportation's Local Agency Program (LAP) is entering an agreement with the City of Orlando to close two gaps in the Orlando Urban Trail network; in the North Quarter and in the SODO Main Street area...
According to a report by Jeff Weiner of the Orlando Sentinel, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida has approached the City of Orlando to lease the former Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce building in Ivanhoe Village. The 7,000 SF...