May 28, 2024

Mount Dora’s Gilbert Park Playground Renovation Making Progress

0.8 min read| Published On: May 28th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Mount Dora’s Gilbert Park Playground Renovation Making Progress

0.8 min read| Published On: May 28th, 2024|

The demolition of the 2-5yr section is now complete, and we’re excited to announce that the 5-12yr old section of Gilbert Park’s playground (pirate ship) is now RE-OPENED!  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this phase of our playground upgrade.

The 2-5yr old section remains barricaded off during its transformation. The new design will feature activities for both 2-5 year-olds and 5-12 year-olds, along with several ADA features to make it a truly all-inclusive play space.

Stay tuned for updates as we continue to create a playground that everyone in our community can safely enjoy!

Located at the lakefront at the intersection of Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue, this recently renovated park contains the City of Mount Dora’s staple playground. This playground includes a pirate ship and several climbing features that engage the imagination and adventurous side of all that visit this amazing playground. Along with 2 pavilions, restrooms and a walking trail this park has something to offer for everyone. Also in Gilbert Park is Alexander Creek, a surprisingly special area for visiting, named after a former Mayor. Gilbert Park was named for its donor, Mr. Earl Gilbert.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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