Central Florida Parks and Recreation

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Eat well, stay active and enjoy life. Three simple elements that help promote a healthy lifestyle. Making these healthy choices can often seem daunting or overwhelming, but a local organization, The Foundation for a Healthier West Orange, and its grassroots movement, Healthy West Orange, are working to change all that!

Healthy West Orange - Orlando Lifestyle

The Movement
Established in 2016, Healthy West Orange is a dynamic movement that provides fun, resources, education, and social connections to Orange County residents. Everything from tasty recipes to fun fitness challenges to nutrition tips and more are available! Healthy West Orange helps residents develop healthy behaviors and encourages positive lifestyle choices.

The Community
This hyper-local movement is part of The Foundation

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Windermere, FL real estate is surrounded by the gorgeous Butler Chain of Lakes. The Town of Windermere is also home to many beautiful community parks, providing residents with a variety of recreational activities, all within in their own backyard.

Central Park - Windermere, FLCentral Park – Location: Oakdale Street, between Fourth & Fifth Avenues – Amenities include: children’s playground, picnic tables, pavilion, walking/jogging path, Frisbee golf, and bike racks

Town Square – Located in the heart of Downtown Windermere, FL – Amenities include: Franklin W. Chase Memorial Library, September 11th Memorial, basketball courts, and park benches

Lake Bessie Lakefront Park – Location: between Eighth & Eleventh Avenues along the shore of Lake Bessie – Amenities include: *town boat

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Dr P Phillips Community Park Orlando FloridaLocated in Dr Phillips, you will find one of Orange County's flagship community parks, the Dr. P. Phillips Community Park. This Orange County public park offers a variety of amenities and activities for Orlando residents to enjoy.

Designed and maintained by the Orange County Parks and Recreation Department, the park receives its name in honor of the prominent Orlando businessman, Dr. Phillip Phillips.

The 80-acre park is located along the beautiful shores of the Sand Lake Chain of Lakes just a short distance from many upscale Orlando communities, including Turtle Creek, Phillips Landing, Bay Hill, Venezia, and Parkside.

Dr. P. Phillips Community Park Amenities and Activities

  • Picnic Areas with Grills
  • Covered Pavilions - spaces available
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Boat Ramp at R.D. Keene ParkR.D. Keene Park & Boat Ramp is adjacent to the Windermere, FL community of Keene's Pointe. Set along the Butler Chain of Lakes, the spacious 52 acre park includes a covered children's playground, soccer fields (for league play and public use), and a picnic area.  

The park's most popular amenity is the public boat ramp on Lake Isleworth. The boat ramp facility at R.D. Keene Park has limited availability and parking spaces for vehicles with trailers. The park can accommodate up to 49 vehicles with trailers per day, and this ramp is one of only two public access points providing access to the exclusive Butler Chain of Lakes. 

R.D. Keene Park and Boat Ramp
10900 Chase Road
Windermere, Florida 34786
Phone Number: 407-836-6200

R.D. Keene Park and Boat

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Looking for a great location to host your next party or event? The Pines at Windermere is a wonderful 20 acre lakefront recreational facility, located in The Town of Windermere, Florida.   The property is owned by OUC,  and is available to the public for rent.

The Pines at Windermere - A lakefront event facility in Windermere, FLThe Pines At Windermere - On-Site Amenities 

  • 7,840 square foot building - accommodates up to 500 people
  • 1,200 square foot building - accommodates up to 50 people
  • 6 barbecue pits
  • Ice Machine
  • Basketball Half-Court
  • Softball Field
  • Sand Volleyball Court
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Beach & Swimming Area

The Pines at Windermere provides beach access to Lake Down, on the picturesque Butler Chain of Lakes. For more information, contact OUC's Community Relations Department:

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The City of Orlando's largest community park, Bill Frederick Park spans an impressive one hundred and seventy eight acres. Located on the quiet shores of Turkey Lake, the park provides numerous amenities and activities. Bill Frederick Park is conveniently located near the Florida Turnpike, area shopping, Orlando Theme Parks, and is just a short drive from some of the finest Dr. Phillips Real Estate and Windermere, FL Real Estate in the area.

First opened to the public in 1978, the park originally had a producing orange grove with over 2000 orange trees.  In 1980 plans were in place to develop a campground facility on the grounds. The orange trees were successfully relocated, and the campground was opened in 1981.

The Bill Frederick Campground offers

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Windermere and Dr. Phillips residents are surrounded by one of Florida's most spectacular inland lake systems. Providing the most breathtaking Orlando lake front real estate, the Butler Chain of Lakes are perfect for boating, fishing, picnicking, or just enjoying a relaxing evening sunset. Together, the chain of lakes make-up over 5000 acres of land. 

The Butler Chain of LakesButler Chain of Lakes Information

  • Lake Butler: Surface Area: 1700 acres • Mean Depth: 14.1 feet
  • Lake Blanche: Surface Area: 122 acres • Mean Depth: 26.9 feet
  • Lake Chase: Surface Area: 142 acres • Mean Depth: 20.7 feet
  • Lake Down: Surface Area: 911 acres • Mean Depth: 19.7 feet
  • Lake Isleworth: Surface Area: 56 acres • Mean Depth: 16.7 feet
  • Lake Louise: Surface Area: 151 acres • Mean
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Orange County Florida Parks & RecreationThe Orange County Parks & Recreation Department operates over 90 local parks, serving all county residents including Orlando residents in the areas of Windermere, Dr. Phillips, and Winter Park.

When the parks and recreation program originally began in 1924, the County operated a mere 8 acres of land. To date, Orange County now operates an estimated 16,000 acres of community parks, with a vast variety of activities offered.

Whether you are interesting in rollerblading, basketball, baseball, camping, or just enjoying a nice afternoon picnic, there are activities for all interests and all ages.

View the county park map with a complete list of all Orange County, FL Parks & Recreational Areas.

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