Progress Point, the $3.1 million urban park we told you Winter Park was building HERE, is finally under construction.

The City of Winter Park began grading the property, located at the corner of Denning Drive and Orange Avenue, in early January. According to Clarissa Howard, Director of Communications, city staff will start planting seven new 20-inch caliper live oaks on the property over the next three weeks.


The first phase of development for the two-acre park is expected to be complete soon, with the second phase starting in early spring/summer, which includes landscaping and new hardscape.

Click HERE for more information on the project.

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  1. well…as a small business owner on Palmetto, I for one am glad for the green space and parking lot after the ugliness of those lots for the past 15 years.

  2. Again small business suffers. Parking on orange is horrendous and dangerous to say the least. During a heavy downpour multiple businesses see water flowing in through their front door. And if you are one of these lucky property owners forget about ever upgrading or expanding your building. The city requirements to do such are out of reach as there’s no place for parking or storm water retention as they would require. As the other comment mentioned there’s already a huge park within a stones throw. What an absolute waste of taxpayer dollars.

  3. Mead Gardens, another very large park is less than a quarter-mile away, so I don’t get, or see a need for another, much, much smaller park so close to an existing one.

    Too me, this is more of wasting taxpayer money when Mead Gardens holds numerous events throughout the year.

    That area would have been better suited as overflow parking for Mead Gardens or as some other retail or food service. That would have made more sense.