FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Heather Fagan 407.246.3423
Cassandra Lafser 407.246.2182
BUDDY DYER AND DISTRICT 5 CITY COMMISSIONER DAISY W. LYNUM CELEBRATE NEW
PLAYGROUND AT PARRAMORE HERITAGE PARK
||Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 5 City
Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum and residents of the Parramore
Heritage Community will unveil a new children’s playground at
the City of Orlando’s Parramore Heritage Park on Wednesday,
April 27 at 3 p.m.
The new playground further enhances and enriches the quality of
life in Parramore and is part of Mayor Dyer and Commissioner
Lynum’s Pathways for Parramore initiative, a comprehensive
effort to revitalize Parramore through five pathways—housing,
business development, children and education, public safety and
quality of life.
The playground includes two play structures – a tot structure
for children ages 2-5 and a larger structure for children ages
5-12. The playground area also has trees for shade, decorative
fencing to keep the children safe from traffic and the nearby
retention pond, lighting and seating for caregivers to watch the
children. The playground is located in the southeastern corner
of the park on West Jackson Street.
Through a partnership with State Senator Gary Siplin, the City
was able to secure $200,000 in State of Florida Department of
Community Affairs appropriations to enhance the park by
constructing the new children’s playground and the Pinder’s Kids
monument which was completed in April 2010.
Parramore Heritage Park has provided additional green space for
outdoor activities and gatherings within the community since the
park opened in 2008. Additional quality of life amenities
achieved through the Pathways for Parramore initiative include
the new Z.L. Riley Park, Parramore Community Garden and Holden-Parramore’s
addition to the National Register of Historic Places.
||Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 5 City Commissioner Daisy W. Lynum
Mrs. Victoria Siplin, wife of State Senator Gary Siplin
City of Orlando’s Families, Parks and Recreation Department
Parramore Heritage Community residents
||Wednesday, April 27 at 3 p.m.
||Parramore Heritage Park
Playground, West Jackson Street between Parramore Avenue and Lee
||The Pathways for Parramore initiative came to
fruition in June 2005 from a task force commissioned by Mayor
Buddy Dyer in November 2003. After more than six months of
conducting research and obtaining stakeholder input, the task
force presented recommendations in June 2004 and the initiative