Commissioner Projects


Through the INVEST initiative the six districts were given $30 million to make improvements. Each Commissioner was allotted $5 million to implement various projects in their districts through INVEST to cater to the unique needs of the community.

Projects range from playground improvements and park additions to road enhancements, all funded through INVEST.

The goal of these projects is to create the best community for residents and improve the quality of life in Orange County.


INVEST will fund $4.24 million for the Dr. Phillips Little League, including four fields and a concession, built on Orange County Public Schools property in the Dr. Phillips area. Estimated completion date is spring 2021.


In District 2 is creating the new Ecotourism Center in Magnolia Park will receive $4.45 million of INVEST funding to install a concession building, pavilion, dock and additional parking. Estimated completion is fall 2020.

The paving of Memorial Cemetery Road using $45,000 of INVEST funds was completed.


Along with road improvements in District 3, Barber Park will receive two multi-purpose fields and a splash pad; estimated completion is fall 2019. A kayak/canoe launch was added to Warren Park in March 2018, and court paving to various parks aimed to enhance the park-going experience.

  • Two Generation Facility: Approximately $1 million of INVEST funds will be used to create a community center with a multi-generational approach that provides opportunities for addressing the vulnerability needs of children and their parents together. Early childhood education, post-secondary and employment pathways, economic supports, social capital, and health and well-being are the core components that create an intergenerational cycle of opportunity.


Through INVEST, $3.5 million will be used to evolve, expand and preserve the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge -- one of Orange County’s best-kept secrets. The project located at Eagles Roost Park will:

  • Enhance the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge.
  • Create a new building with a community room, visitor center, animal care area, food preparation area and administration area.
  • Have a permanent building that can be used for wildlife rehabilitation and educational courses.

Another $1 million will help fund a new community park on Moss Park Road, consisting of multi-purpose gridiron fields, a restroom and playground. Estimated completion is spring 2020.


In District 5, INVEST funds of $5 million will develop a new 20-acre community park.


District 6 has allocated $4,350,000 to build a new community center and $650,000 to install 4,200 feet of sidewalk for pedestrian use and improved drainage system in Little Egypt.