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County Commissioners break ground for new park improvements

RELEASE DATE: March 2, 2007

TAVARES — Lake County Commissioners Welton Cadwell and Debbie Stivender broke ground Wednesday on Lake County’s newest park improvement at Arnold Brothers Boat Ramp, located at 15945 State Road 19 in Groveland.
Arnold Brothers Boat Ramp Groundbreaking
Officials break ground on Lake County’s newest park project. From left to right, Jim Stivender, Director of Lake County Public Works, Deputy County Manager Gregg Welstead, County Commissioner Welton Cadwell, County Commissioner Debbie Stivender, Assistant Groveland Manager Larry Walker, Bobby Bonilla, Director of Parks & Trails Division, and Minneola Mayor David Yeager.


“This is one piece in the puzzle,” Cadwell said. “The momentum in the parks is really great for Lake County.”

Lake County currently has several new park projects in various stages, including North Lake Community Park, Ferndale Preserve and PEAR Park.

“We’re just not building new parks,” Stivender said. “We’re going back and taking care of our existing parks as well.”

The current boat ramp at Arnold Brothers Boat Ramp is being repaired and additional amenities that will be included during the construction phase are a 200-foot boardwalk, a pavilion with picnic tables, a new parking lot and increased landscaping. The estimated $350,000 renovation project to the .15-acre recreational facility is expected to be completed in six months. The boat ramp will close Monday, March 5, to allow for construction.

For more information, call the Parks & Trails Division at (352) 742-0992.

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