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 conducted a preliminary analysis of current and future park needs.
As part of this effort, we heard from the community about parks and recreation opportunities in the County through a series of community meetings. At these meetings we presented the initial findings from our analyses and answered questions about the parks plan. We also reached out via an online survey. 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.
There is still time to participate in the Parks Master Plan process. In the weeks to come, reports and recommendations will be available online and discussed at public hearings. Please continue to check this website for updates, and feel free to let us know your concerns at any time.