The City of Orlando will reopen all 47 public playgrounds and 14 outdoor fitness pods starting Friday, September 18. The announcement was made by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer at the Orange County press...
Local philanthropist Ted Haddock is trying to install a monument at Lake Lorna Doone Park. The "Barrier Breakers Monument," would be paid in part by the Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation, and...
The City of Orlando has been adding to and expanding the amenities at Lake Druid Park in Orlando’s Coytown neighborhood for the past few years and added a number of features including a dog park and a mountain...
The City of Orlando is looking to launch a Temporary Use Permit for a temporary "parklet" program in the Downtown CRA. The proposed program is meant to allow for temporary permits for business...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 City Commissioner Bakari F. Burns, pictured above, officially broke ground this week to mark the beginning of construction for the Grand Avenue Neighborhood Center in Holden Heights.
The City of Orlando's Community Redevelopment Agency and the Downtown Development Board host regular speaker events that highlight developments in downtown called "What's Up Downtown" and their latest one was all about how architects envision, explore, and...
The City of Orlando is entering an agreement with the Orlando Science Center to launch an exhibit about sustainable living, that will be featured in a tiny home. The Tiny Green Home exhibit...
The City-run Harry P. Leu Gardens (Facebook | Website) is looking to hire a new part-time seasonal position for a Grants Specialist. This position would manage state, local, and private grants for the...
Universal Orlando has launched a new deal for Florida residents to help entice them to the parks during the pandemic. Universal is now offering a deal where Florida residents can get admission to...
The City of Orlando is looking for someone to be a Nature Program Specialist at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. The roll would be in collaboration with Park Management, and would assist in the planning, development,...
The City of Orlando is struggling to identify its next steps to help downtown businesses eke out a living during the pandemic while still being stymied by the restrictions of State government. City...
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the Orlando City Council are hosting a budget workshop on Monday, July 20 to outline how the city will address future economic challenges, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, including affordable...
The City of Orlando is rethinking some road layouts in Ivanhoe Village as traffic and development have intensified along the Orange Avenue corridor in recent years - including Mills Park, The Yard at Ivanhoe, Lake House, and...
The City of Orlando is leasing 18-acres of a 100-acre public park space in The Packing District to 4 Roots Foundation to create an urban farm. 4 Roots is an initiative by 4...
The City of Orlando is co-applying for a National Science Foundation Civic Innovation Challenge Planning Grant with the University of Central Florida to design a series of resilience hubs that would help the city respond to disasters....
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that the first weekend in June each year is a license-free fishing weekend. This year's event falls on June 6 and 7, during which...
Orlando City Council will vote today on whether to extend a Temporary Use Permit to extend outdoor dining into a downtown street as part of an ongoing COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative pilot. City...
We told you HERE in October about the two self-described "little old ladies" that were trying to buy a slice of property to add to Lake Eola Park. Well, it seems as if they've almost reached their...
The Dr. P. Phillips Foundation will be donating funds for a large pavilion to be constructed in the promised 80-acre park in the up-and-coming Packing District in the Fairvilla/western College Park area of Orlando.
Cemeteries are essentially outdoor museums, and in the face of a pandemic and social distancing, they have the added context of reminding us all that life is temporary. Cemeteries are places of history,...
The City of Winter Park's Urban Forestry Division has implemented a new TreeKeeper software that allows them to keep a running inventory of the over 22,000 trees that are growing in public parks and property to manage...
While restaurants slowly reopen across the state in the face of the lingering COVID-19 pandemic, the CDC is still asking Americans to wear masks when they leave their homes and to practice physical or social distancing by...
Chicken and chicken care-related equipment sales have reportedly gone up an estimated 500 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic as Americans fall back on more sustainable sources for food that's sourced from their backyards instead of braving local...
Keep Orlando Beautiful (Facebook | Website) has launched a program called Adopt-A-Spot that will help give residents some agency in their neighborhoods during the pandemic. Interested families and individuals can reach out to...
The Florida Agriculture Department has started to reopen its campgrounds and trailheads as of Friday, May 8. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried shared that the state will keep a number of recreational areas...