Annual Easter Eggstravaganza
The Parks and Recreation Department will host its Annual Easter Eggstravaganza Event Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. It is a fun-filled morning with exciting activities such as the Easter Egg hunt for children ages infant through 12 years of age, face painting, food trucks, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.
New Easter Coloring Contest! Egg shaped ornaments made from a hardened dough. Pick up your eggs starting Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center.
Please return them by Wednesday, April 8, 2020 for judging by the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Christmas and Holiday Event 2020
The City of Ocoee Parks and Recreation Department will hold its annual Holiday and Tree Lighting Event on Friday, December 4th and Saturday, December 5th. This is a 2-night event filled with games, activities, arts, and crafts, and a special appearance from Santa.
Dates for next year events are:
Evening with Santa Friday, December 4, 2020
Holiday Tree Lighting Saturday, December 5, 2020
City of Ocoee & Chick-fil-A 5K
The City of Ocoee & Chick-fil-A of Ocoee held its 9th annual 5K event on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at 7:00 am in Downtown Ocoee. The next race will be Saturday, November 7, 2020. For more information please call 407-905-3180.
Big Orange Games
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold its Annual Big Orange Games event on Saturday, April 25, 2019 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, and long jump. An awards ceremony was held at the end of the competition to present the athletes with 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.
Family Recreation Day
The Parks and Recreation Department will hold its on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at the Jim Beech Recreation Center. It will be an exciting family event that includes swimming, free food, and other activities for all ages.
Haunted House Halloween Event
The Parks and Recreation Department hosted it's 12th annual Haunted House on Fridays: October 11th & 18th & Saturdays: October 5th, 12th & 19th. Last year we had 5,000 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.