Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
The Parks and Recreation Department will held its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Event Saturday, March 31st, 2018 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. It was a fun-filled morning with exciting activities such as the Easter Egg hunt for children ages infant through 12 years of age, bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist, food, refreshments and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
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Big Orange Games
The Parks and Recreation Department held the Annual Big Orange Games event on Saturday, April 21th, 2018 at Ocoee High School. Download the registration form here.
The goal of the Big Oranges Games is to provide physically challenged youth and adults with an opportunity to participate in an annual sporting event where they can show that ‘disabled’ does not mean ‘unable’.
Last year, participants ranging from 5 to 25 years old with cerebral palsy, spinal lesions, blindness, les autres, amputees and autism competed in the games. Friends, family, volunteers and staff were on hand to support the athletes who competed in track and field events such as the 40, 60, and 100 yard dash, club throw, discus, shot put, softball throw, slalom and long jump. An awards ceremony was held at the end of the competition to present the athletes with Gold, Silver, and Bronze Big Orange Games medals.
The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank the Orange County Public School Teachers, Winter Garden Elks, West Orange Civitans, Chick-fil-A of Ocoee, City of Ocoee Police and Fire Departments for their contributions.
For more information on the Big Orange Games, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 407-905-3180.
Haunted House Halloween Event
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold it's 11th annual Haunted House on Fridays: October 19th & 26th & Saturdays: October 13th, 20th & 27th. Last year we had 4,600 plus visitors come out and enjoy the spooktacular event! In 2014, the house was nominated as a top 10 attraction and in 2016 was rated a top attraction by Florida Haunted Houses.com. Check out the website for 2018 updates.
Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event
The Parks and Recreation Department held it's 5th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Withers-Maguire House and Lakeshore Center located at 125 N. Lakeshore Drive. The event will ran from 5pm-8:30pm with a tree lighting ceremony held at 6:15pm. Guests were able to come get pictures with Santa and enjoy other fun holiday activities such as horse and carriage rides, pony rides, a fire pit for s'more making, food trucks, silent wreath auction, balloon animals and face painting.
Also, there will be tours in the Withers-Maguire House and spots for family photos available inside the house.
The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteers, performers and those that made donations to the 2017 event.