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West Orange Times & Observer Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 1 month ago

Renovated Magnolia Park opens with new Eco-Education Center

The park on Lake Apopka includes a new fishing pier and playground.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

Orange County celebrated the official opening of the new Eco-Education Center at Magnolia Park on Binion Road on the eastern shores of Lake Apopka Monday, Aug. 8. County Mayor Jerry L. Demings and District 2 Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The renovation project at Magnolia Park started with funding years ago, and now park goers will enjoy a fantastic new pier, brand-new bathrooms, an eco-education center and a state-of-the-art inclusive playground, Moore said.

Local schools are expected to take trips to the eco-education center to experience living science lessons about Lake Apopka.

Walkers and cyclists can use the 14.6-mile (29.2 miles round-trip) Lake Apopka Loop Trail that takes them to the Lake County line.


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Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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