FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Heather Fagan (407) 246-3423
Cassandra Lafser (407) 246-2182
Mayor Buddy Dyer to Officially Open Orlando Urban Trail
with Free Community Run/Walk
On July 12, 2012, Mayor Buddy Dyer will officially open the first
segment of the Orlando Urban Trail from South Lake Formosa Drive to
Magnolia Avenue. Following a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loch Haven Park
there will be a free community 5K and 1 mile run/walk with nearly 700
residents expected to participate.
The entire Orlando Urban Trail will eventually connect from Mead Garden
in Winter Park through Downtown Orlando encompassing the Dinky Line and
Gertrude’s Walk and then extending southwest to connect with the Shingle
Creek Trail and into Kissimmee.
This segment of the Orlando Urban Trail includes landscaping to provide
shade and way finding signage to accommodate walkers, bicyclists and
The trail will serve as an important transportation connection that will
eventually link three of the four SunRail stations in the City of
Orlando. It will also link Orlando’s Cultural Corridor by connecting the
core of Downtown and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
with Loch Haven Park and its cultural facilities.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer
District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart
District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan
MetroPlan Orlando Executive Director Harry Barley
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Event begins at 5:30 p.m.
Ribbon cutting at 6:15 p.m.
Loch Haven Park next to Mennello Museum
900 East Princeton Street
Parking available at Loch Haven Park in front of the Orlando Repertory
Theatre (located at 1001 East Princeton Street)
For more information on the Orlando Urban Trail Family 5K event and
For a map of the Orlando Urban Trail,