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Cherokee Point Conservation Area Opens Friday

Cherokee Point Conservation Area Opens Friday

Published on: Jul 28, 2015

WHO: Osceola County Commissioner Cheryl Grieb, County Commissioners, dignitaries, community members and guests.

WHAT: Reporters and photo/video crews are invited the opening of a new 183-acre conservation area.

BACKGROUND: The site sits along the southern shore of Goblets Cove on Lake Tohopekaliga. Phase I features include a large picnic/event pavilion, parking lot, ADA accessible restrooms, playground, horseshoe pit, grill, catch and release bank fishing pond and pond trail. Improvements also include a widened, paved entrance way, large park identification/entrance sign and wetland restoration native plantings and exotic/ invasive plant removal.

The site was purchased through the County’s Environmental Lands Conservation Funds also known as Save Osceola in the summer of 2012. The addition of Cherokee Point Conservation Area now provides protection of nearly half of the natural Goblets Cove shoreline for conservation and passive recreation purposes. 

WHEN: Friday, July 31, 10 a.m.  

WHERE: Cherokee Point (2501 Cherokee Road) can be reached via Kissimmee Park Road to Cherokee Road on the east side of the lake. It’s about a 14-minute drive from St. Cloud Police Headquarters. 

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