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Downtown Park Renovations to Include Ecology Walk, Community Garden and More

The renovation of the 12-acre Lake Lorna Doone Park, site of the first integrated Little League Baseball game played in the south, are "progressing nicely" according to the City of Orlando.


The park is located near the Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando in between Parramore and Westfield at 1519 W Church Street (MAP).


Renovations began in June 2019.


The park will feature several new amenities including an ecology walk, community garden, Orlando’s first splash pad in a park, a paved exercise trail with a series of fitness stations set up along the path, a fountain the center of the lake, basketball courts, a new ADA accessible, barrier free playground, and a pavilion.


The fully inclusive public playground for children of all abilities will include a friendship swing, slides for multiple senses, chimes and bongo reach panels, sol spinners and ramps for accessibility. It's one of many around the nation that are part of the Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces initiative.


The park's total cost for renovations is about $8 million dollars. Florida Citrus Sports, which donated $3 million dollars towards the effort, and the City of Orlando partnered on the renovation. The inclusive playground is funded through a collaborative effort between the National Recreation and Park Association (Website) and The Walt Disney Company.


In 1955, the park was the


Photos courtesy City of Orlando


Images courtesy Florida Citrus Sports

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