Orange County District 1 Commissioner Scott Boyd welcomed Orange County staff and Independence residents to a new neighborhood park last Saturday morning for a ribbon cutting. Construction on the first phase of the park was completed last month, and the playground, picnic area and fitness circuit are now available.
“The timing of it with the opening of (Independence Elementary) has been very critical,” Boyd said. “I know a lot of mothers and fathers and community members who live here appreciate the fact that you’ll have something like this here.”
Boyd said the county is working to open similar parks in the other major villages of Horizon West. He also said Orange County would look into options for providing more shaded areas at Independence Park.