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Lake Eola Park expansion planned following demolition of former 7-Eleven store

Demolition of former 7-Eleven store to allow for expansion of Lake Eola Park ORLANDO, Fla. – “Crews worked to demolish a former 7-Eleven store in downtown Orlando on Monday morning to make way for more green space at Lake Eola Park. FOX 35 was there when crews with the Orlando Land Trust began tearing down …

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Orlando demolishing building to create green space for Lake Eola Park

Crane to topple former 7-Eleven at Rosalind Avenue and Central Boulevard. ORLANDO, Fla. – “A crew began the process of demolishing a building Monday in Orlando to create more green space around the city’s signature park at Lake Eola.A former 7-Eleven convenience store at Rosalind Avenue and Central Boulevard, the site where a developer wanted to …

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Lease termination will allow Orlando Land Trust project to start earlier

The self-described little old ladies behind the Orlando Land Trust should be able to witness their dream of adding green space to the Lake Eola Park city block earlier than originally thought. Notes from City Council, Dec. 6 December 08, 2021 By S.T. Cardinal Eugene Sefcik and Lynn Long gifted the land to the city …

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Orlando Land Trust celebrates grandmothers with sculpture and butterfly garden in Lake Eola Park

OLT Co-Founders Host “An Evening Under The Stars” and reveal new art piece ORLANDO, FLA.  – Monday, October 18, 2021 – In gratitude for the remarkable support it received, Orlando Land Trust (OLT) will donate a sculpture and create a butterfly garden for Lake Eola as part of OLT’s continuing commitment to preserve green space …

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ORLANDO LAND TRUST’S LITTLE OLD LADIES CLOSE LAKE EOLA LAND DEAL

Grass roots campaign reaches goal and donates property to City of Orlando’s Community Redevelopment Agency ORLANDO, FLA.  – Tuesday, March 23, 2021 – A grassroots effort launched 18 months ago by two self-described “little old ladies” who sought to protect green space at Lake Eola Park has reached its fundraising goals which resulted today in …

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Orlando Sentinel: Lake Eola Park expansion means a more beautiful Orlando, former mayors write

As the new year invites a moment for rethinking and fresh starts, finding the best ways for enjoying a healthy future together takes engagement from all of us. “Civic participation and a commitment to the public good is what motivated us as mayors of Orlando and is what inspires us today as private citizens. With …

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Orlando Magazine: Spotlight: Duo Fights to Protect Lake Eola Park from Development

Rookie activists and fast friends Eugenia Sefcik and Lynn Long work to protect Lake Eola Park from falling into the shadows of development. Until fairly recently, Eugenia Sefcik and Lynn Long never imagined themselves as civic activists. They had only a nebulous notion of the meaning of a land trust. They didn’t even know one …

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City of Orlando looking to buy more land for Lake Eola

We told you HERE in October about the two self-described “little old ladies” that were trying to buy a slice of property to add to Lake Eola Park. Well, it seems as if they’ve almost reached their goal.Lynn Long and Eugenia Sefcik, backed by Orlando native and local philanthropist Ted Haddock, have banded together to form the Orlando …

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