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District Updates

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to share for what we are thankful. Please know that one of the things for which I am most grateful every day is to work alongside each and every one of you. From the bottom of my heart…thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Keep reading for fun events this holiday season for the whole family!


Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans Advisory Council will host the19th annual City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 11 a.m. to honor the courageous men and women of the armed forces who have fought for our nation’s freedoms.
Thank you to all of those who have served and to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to give us a safe place to work, live and raise a family. This is the land of the free because of the brave.


Festival of Trees- The annual fundraiser for the Orlando Museum of Art will be November 9-18, 2018, at the museum in beautiful Loch Haven Park. With a theme of “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” the 32nd annual event will feature designer holiday trees, wreaths, table decor and gingerbread houses. All items are for sale and all proceeds support the museum’s exhibitions and education programs.
Jingle Eve– This event is on November 17 and is FREE and open to the public.
Jingle Eve combines food trucks, shopping and dining, beer and wine gardens, a premium wine walk, live music, artist and vendor booths, a kids’ zone, Santa Claus, and more! And the whole evening culminates in a festive fireworks display high above Lake Ivanhoe.
Small Business Saturday– November 24-
While many of us search for a good deal or two on Black Friday, don’t forget to shop local during Small Business Saturday. Many of our unique Orlando businesses are not only offering some great deals, but they are also contributing so much to our area’s economy.

Did you know that there will be 7 meetings (one in each district and a city wide meeting) to kick off acomprehensive visioning and planning process to determine the future of parks and recreation in the City of Orlando? This meetings will help the City get initial feedback and will help us begin the process of developing a master plan. There will also be an online survey conducted focusing on a full-range of issues including usage and satisfaction with parks!
The opening meeting will be held today, November 7th at Primrose Plaza (595 N Primrose Drive) in the gym from 3:00 p.m. until 8 p.m. The event will be fun for the whole family with stations specifically tailored to our parks youngest users as we want everyone’s input! Please look for more information as we finalize the date of the meeting in District 3.