Special Events

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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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10-12 years of age

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.

Special Thanks

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 held 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.

Special Thanks

The Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of the volunteers, City of Ocoee Police, the West Orange Girls Club, The West Orange Seniors for their contributions.

Top Rated Attraction Nominee
Top Rated Attraction Halloween 2016

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event

Due to the improvements of the Downtown Ocoee area the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Event has been cancelled for 2018.  We hope to see you next year!

The City of Ocoee employees will still decorate the Withers-McGuire House with all the Christmas decorations as the City employees have done each year. It's not a safe environment to have friends and families coming into the area with all the construction going on. Please be safe and have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

2018 Holiday Tree Lighting Cancelled