Osceola County is one of the fastest growing counties in Central Florida. The County has experienced a 31% increase in population since the year 2000, and the population is expected to double over the next 20 years to over 450,000 residents. In anticipation of increased demand for parks based on this population growth, the County has embarked on a parks master planning process. So far we have conducted an inventory of existing facilities, and we are working on a preliminary analysis of current and future park needs.
As part of this effort, we need to hear from the community about parks and recreation opportunities in the County. To gather public input, the County has scheduled a series of community meetings to present the initial information we’ve gathered, to answer questions about the parks plan, and to hear from the public. We also have developed an online survey as a way for the public to provide additional input. The responses collected through this survey and the community meetings will be used to help identify current and future parks and facility needs, as well as to assist in prioritizing how best to meet those needs.
We hope you will take the survey, share it with your friends, and join us at any one of the five community meetings scheduled in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for your participation in planning for the future of Osceola County!
Join us anytime between 6-8pm at the following Community Meetings:
June 5 and June 6, Osceola Heritage Park – IFAS Extension
1921 Kissimmee Valley Ln, Kissimmee, FL 34744
June 8, Bellalago Academy
3651 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746
June 22, The Rock Church
5515 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34746