Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart and District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan officially opened the first segment of the Orlando Urban Trail from South Lake Formosa Drive to Magnolia Avenue. The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony at Loch Haven Park followed by a free community 5K and 1 mile run/walk with approximately 800 neighborhood residents participating.
The Orlando Urban Trail will serve as an important transportation connection that will eventually link three of the four SunRail stations in the City of Orlando.
“Since I became Mayor, I have stressed the need to focus on transportation and giving our residents options outside of their automobiles,” said Dyer. “The completion of this segment of the Orlando Urban Trail project accomplishes just that and connects our community to multi-modal transportation alternatives.” This portion of the Orlando Urban Trail will also link Orlando’s Cultural Corridor by connecting the core of Downtown and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with Loch Haven Park and its cultural facilities.