TAVARES — Lake Idamere Park, located at 12335 County Road 448 in Tavares, will feature newly installed entry gates that will be opened and closed daily beginning on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The park will open at 6:30 a.m. and will close promptly at sunset. All park-goers must exit the park at closing.
The gate is being added as part of the Miracle Field project, which consist of a new, synthetic surfaced ballfield custom designed for children of all abilities.
The Lake County Board of County Commissioners set aside land for the Miracle Field near the Boundless Playground, a unique play area specifically designed to assure that children of all abilities are able to play in a safe area created to meet their special needs.
Lake County, the Miracle League Fundraising Committee and the Education Foundation of Lake County are working together to open the Miracle League Field early next year.
The 45 acres of Lake Idamere Park also feature a dog park with areas for different sized dogs, pavilions with grills and tables for a cookout or picnic, fishing pier and a 2-mile hiking trail. Lake County’s Park Rangers regularly lead nature hikes or canoeing and kayaking kayak trips to explore the parks diversity of life, which includes more than 20 species of butterflies, 85 species of birds, Scrub Lizards, Gopher Tortoise and on occasion a Bobcat, as well as many other animals and insects.
The park also has many species of native plants and the park received a donation of 16 Bald Cypress and numerous other native plants to increase the beauty and biodiversity of the park.
For more information, call the Lake County Parks & Trails Division at 352-253-4950, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lakecountyfl.gov/parks. To view updates about the County’s Parks & Trails Program, like their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLParks.