The Orlando Land Trust (Website) has been hard at work raising funds to purchase a privately-owned piece of property near Lake Eola to add to the park’s public lands and they’re nearing their fundraising target.
Lynn Long and Eugenia Sefcik, backed by Orlando native and local philanthropist Ted Haddock, joined forces in late 2019 to form the Orlando Land Trust (Website), in the hopes of purchasing a large parcel of land on the corner of Central Boulevard and Rosalind Avenue in downtown Orlando that currently houses a 7-Eleven, a barbershop, and a locksmith, at 1 N. Rosalind Avenue [GMap].
The Orlando Land Trust (OLT) aims to purchase the 5,000 SF parcel and convert it into a public green space that would connect with Lake Eola Park. OLT has been tasked to raise at least $1,625,000 of the $3.25 million needed to buy the land, with the remaining funds coming from the CRA and the Trust for Public Land, Inc., and they are just $105,000 short of the goal.
OLT has until March 23 to raise the remaining funds. Donations can be made HERE.