The final community meeting for the Horizon West Regional Park is planned for Tuesday, September 8 at 9am. The event will be held online and comments will be open for several weeks due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic.
Preliminary drawings shared of the park design include four zones; Passive Recreation Zone, Natural Zone, Active Zone, and Lake Zone. The Passive Recreation Zone appears to show walking trails, a dog park (#7) and an alternate site for the YMCA . The Natural Zone includes additional trails, a pond with a dock, parking, and the YMCA. Next to this zone is also an outline for the potential location of the Horizon West Orange County Library. The active zone includes multiple sports fields and a lot of parking, with outlines for 4 baseball fields and 6 soccer fields, along with a Community Center (#1). It also includes a splash pad (#12), playground (#8), dog park (#7) The end of the the parking lot in the Active Zone (#24) is designed to accomodate food trucks and a farmers market. The Lake Zone features additional trails and paths and a canoe/kayak launch dock (#11).
Additional details will be released by District 1 Commissioner Betsy VanderLey at the community meeting. Once the review period of the meeting ends in late September, the proposal will go in front of the Orange County Board of County Commissiones for approval. The park will be accessable off of the newly opened extension to Tiny Road.
If you receive a public hearing notice or zoning change request in the mail, please share it in the Horizon West Development Discussion Group.