The City of Ocoee is holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Healthy West Orange Wellness Park on Thursday, March 10 at 10 a.m. The site is located directly across from the Ocoee Police Department at 1320 South Bluford Avenue. The ceremony will take place on Ocoee Commerce Parkway.
The Ocoee Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Ocoee partnered with the West Orange Healthcare District to transform two existing stormwater ponds along Bluford Avenue and Ocoee Commerce Parkway to create the Healthy West Orange Wellness Park. Several months ago, the West Orange Healthcare District awarded the city’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) with a $2.25 million seed grant for the construction of Wellness Park. The total cost for building the park is estimated to be $2.75 million.
The five-acre park will include a half-mile, 10-foot-wide multipurpose trail around both ponds and four shaded wellness stations, two of which will have suspension-fitness equipment for strength training. A shaded pavilion will be constructed in the middle of the pond, connected to both sides of the trail by a boardwalk.
The Healthy West Orange Wellness Park is expected to open in late 2022 or early 2023.