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GRAND AVENUE PARK
Building renovations (currently
in progress), will enhance the
community center by providing a
full-sized gymnasium, a pottery
studio, and a host of after-school
and summer programs.
A Great Addition for
the Holden Heights
Community
Grand Avenue Park is located
southeast of Orlando's city center
in the Holden Heights neighborhood.
The park site and adjacent
building were once part of a school
that served the area for almost a
century. Built in 1926, the Grand
Avenue Elementary School is an
example of Mediterranean Revival
architecture and includes a stucco
The Grand Avenue Park
renovation wouldn't have
been possible without the
generous support of our
donors. A special thank
you to:
* Musco
* GameTime
* BCI Burke Playgrounds
* Shade Systems
* GARED
* Greenfields Outdoor
Fitness
* Poligon
* ForeverLawn
* Ultrasite
* Freenotes Harmony
* DuMor
* Epic Outdoor Cinema
* Most Dependable
Fountains, Inc.
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exterior, tiled roof, columns and
arched doorways. Dubbed " The
Grand, " the building was utilized
as a school for 90 years before becoming
a community center providing
after-school and community
programs. Due to its historical significance
and unique architecture,
the building was placed on the historic
register in 1995.
Building renovations (currently
in progress) will enhance the community
center by providing a fullsized
gymnasium, a pottery studio,
and a host of after-school and summer
programs. In addition to the
renovation of the 30,000-squarefoot
existing structure, new construction
of more than 36,000
square feet will expand the community
center to better meet the
needs of the local neighborhood.
" Redeveloping Grand Avenue
is part of our efforts to invest in
city neighborhoods by providing
residents with amenities and programs
that enhance their quality
of life. With this location, we can
provide multiple
services to the
neighborhood, such as after-school
programs, summer camp programs
and athletic programming for Orlando
youth, " says Orlando Mayor
Buddy Dyer. " By providing such
youth services in Holden Heights
and having a venue for community
programs, this facility will strengthen
the fabric of the neighborhood
and further create an Orlando
where every resident
is
equally
valued, equally protected, and has
equitable access to opportunities. "
NRPA's Parks Build
Community Sets the Stage
The
adjacent park,
known as
Grand Avenue Park, was built in
1938 and provided an outdoor play
area for generations of school children
and area residents. Years have
taken their toll, and renovations
were desperately needed to update
the park and its amenities. The
National Recreation and Park Association
(NRPA) chose Grand Avenue
Park for its Parks Build Community
(PBC) program in 2020.
The program works to build and
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando Recreation Division Manager Rodney
Williams (pictured behind the mayor), District 6 City Commissioner Bakari F. Burns
and his daughter attend the Grand Avenue Park grand opening.
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