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Monday, June 7, 2021

The city of Orlando gave Grand Avenue Park a makeover

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click to enlarge Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 City Commissioner Bakari F. Burns at the inauguration of Grand Avenue Park. - VIA CITY OF ORLANDO
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  • Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 City Commissioner Bakari F. Burns at the inauguration of Grand Avenue Park.
Grand Avenue Park in Holden Heights was re-inaugurated last Saturday and it's bringing more than just renovated features to the community.

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 6 city commissioner Bakari F. Burns celebrated the completion of renovations and the reopening of the park by planting a tree on the grounds.

The redevelopment of Grand Avenue Park comes as part of a greater initiative that will also turn the historic Grand Avenue Elementary School into a community center, where the community will enjoy a full-size gymnasium and an expanded Orlando Pottery Studio.

The City of Orlando also plans to offer summer and after-school programs to residents of Holden Heights, as well as access to Heights Kidz Zone, a program meant to provide the community with support systems for families through recreation, sports, education and training.

The 12-acre park renovation, thanks to the National Park and Recreation Association (NPRA), also brought new lighting and equipment to the baseball field and open play field.

The Grand Park Avenue park is located at 700 Grand St., and you can visit it anytime from sunrise to sunset.

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