Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO, and Linda Ferrone, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, attend the reopening ceremony of Lake Lorna Doone Park. Behind them is the OUC Solar Pavilion.
Sheltered from the afternoon sun ― and some liquid sunshine ― by the new OUC Solar Pavilion’s roof, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, local dignitaries and guests, on July 1, 2021, celebrated the grand reopening of Lake Lorna Doone Park.
VIDEO: Lake Lorna Doone Park
Located in West Orlando near the north entrance of Camping World Stadium, the 12-acre park underwent an $8 million renovation beginning in 2019. Mayor Dyer was joined by City Commissioner Regina Hill, whose District 5 includes the park and surrounding neighborhoods, Steve Hogan, CEO of Florida Citrus Sports, Clint Bullock, General Manager & CEO of OUC – The Reliable One, and other stakeholders who commemorated the occasion.
Mayor Dyer described the renovated park as one of the best — if not the best — in Orlando.
Among the new features of Lake Lorna Doone Park are basketball courts, restrooms, nature trail, lighted fountain in the lake, nine-hole putting course, splash zone, ADA-accessible playground and exercise equipment. All amenities were sponsored by community partners, including OUC.
OUC partnered with LIFT Orlando, a local nonprofit, to help revitalize the park, contributing the 4,800-square-foot Solar Pavilion, which provides at least 30,000 watts of solar energy.
Lake Lorna Doone Park is located in the OUC-designated Empowerment Zone, an area encompassing the 32805 Zip Code. OUC seeks to help reinvigorate the community by leveraging its resources and partnerships to enhance educational opportunities, health and wellness programs, jobs training and sustainable housing.
Posted on July 7, 2021