The City of Ocoee finally broke ground on the new Healthy West Orange Wellness Park March 10 in a ceremony across from the Ocoee police station on Bluford Avenue.
Commissioners Rosemary Wilsen, Larry Brinson and Richard Firstner were on-hand to deliver remarks and assist in the groundbreaking. Assistant City Manager Craig Shadrix was also present for the ceremony.
Representatives from the West Orange Chamber of Commerce and Healthy West Orange, as well as S.A. Casey Construction owner Shawn Casey were on hand to help with the groundbreaking.
The park, which is being constructed by S.A. Casey Construction, will be five acres and feature 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 park is expected to open during the winter of 2022.