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Headline 2: Explore Fort Christmas Historical Park with this amazing virtual tour!

Headline 3: Make camping reservations online for Clarcona, Kelly, Magnolia, Moss, and Trimble Parks up to 45 days in advance of your arrival date.

Headline 4: Burn Ban Notice: In accordance with the Orange County Burn Ban Ordinance, campfires are prohibited until further notice at all Orange County campsites. Details: http://www.orangecountyfl.net/EmergencySafety/FireRescue/Wildfires/BurnBan.aspx

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Just follow the trail and enjoy nature around you!
Shingle Creek Trail
Shingle Creek Trail
Bicycling Fishing Leashed Pet Allowed Skating Trails Wildlife
Hours of Operation:
Sunrise to sunset
Phone Number: (407) 836-6200
Address:
John Young Parkway at Destination Parkway
Orlando, FL 32819
Acreage: 3.74 miles total (Phase 1 - segment 1 + Phase 2, not connected)
Location:
Shingle Creek Trail Phase 1 - Segment 1 begins at just south of Sand Lake Road and extends one mile south to Destination Parkway along Shingle Creek, west of John Young Parkway. It consists of a 14-foot-wide asphalt path and features a rest area shelter, pre-fabricated benches, bicycle rack and trash receptacle... you might see some wildlife, too!

Shingle Creek Trail Phase 2 begins about 1.5 miles south of Phase 1, Segment 1, near the intersection of Taft Vineland Road and Central Florida Parkway. It extends southward for 2.74 miles along the south side of Central Florida Parkway and then the west side of South John Young Parkway until reaching Town Loop Boulevard. It consists of a 14-foot-wide concrete path and features a rest area shelter, pre-fabricated benches, bicycle rack and trash receptacles.

Points of Interest:
Public Meeting: Shingle Creek Trail - Phase 4
  • Take the Orange County Trail Survey.
  • Orange County Parks and Recreation and District 6 Commissioner Mike Scott will host a public meeting on Thursday, June 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Barnett Park - Dolphin Room, 4801 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, to present information on Shingle Creek Trail - Phase 4. This proposed connection will begin at the Pine Hills Trail, cross Colonial Drive and connect with the City of Orlando’s portion of the Shingle Creek Trail. Questions? Email parks@ocfl.net.

Shingle Creek Trail Future Phases:

Phase 1, Segments 2 and 3 are nearing final design. Construction is anticipated to begin in late 2024. These two segments will connect the existing Phase 1, Segment 1 at Destination Parkway south to the newly completed Phase 2 at Taft Vineland Road. The Trail will vary normally 14-foot-wide asphalt but also will have long boardwalk sections through wetland areas.

Phase 3 is under construction with completion anticipated by the end of 2024. It will extend the Trail from where Phase 2 ends at Town Loop Boulevard, along the west side of South John Young Parkway to the Orange County Line (just north of the Loop Shopping Center). The Trail will vary from 10- to 14-foot-wide concrete.

  • Shingle Creek Trail - Phases 1 - 3

    Be Trail Smart: Follow These Guidelines

    • Trails are open from sunrise to sunset.
    • Plan your route and inform others of your destination.
    • Buddy up: travel with a friend.
    • Carry a cell phone so you can communicate and access trail maps.
    • Be aware of your surroundings.
    • Do not use head phones.
    • Helmets are required by law for all bicyclists under age 16 and are recommended for everyone.
    • Bicycles must follow all traffic laws of the State of Florida and obey all traffic controls and signals (Florida Statutes 316.2065). All users must yield at crossings and intersections.
    • Give a clear warning signal when passing.
    • Stay to the right except when passing.
    • Use the nearest yellow Emergency Response System Marker to pinpoint your location. Call 911 for emergencies. Call 311 for information and to report non-emergency issues.
    • Bicyclists, skaters and skateboarders must maintain control and yield to walkers and runners. Using skateboards, bikes and skates on any fixture other than the trail is prohibited.
    • Pets must be controlled on a leash no greater than 6 feet. Owners are required to clean up after their pets.
    • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Notice of consent to inspection: Every person entering an Orange County Park, upon request by an enforcement officer shall exhibit the contents of any container. Compliance with such a request is a condition of entry to a Park (Orange County Code Sections 29-56 & 29-57).
    • No motorized vehicles except law enforcement, emergency responders and maintenance vehicles. Electric mobility devices are permitted by persons with mobility related disabilities.
    • Class 1 and Class 2 electric bikes (e-bikes) may be operated on Orange County paved trails. A Class 1 e-bike is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour; a Class 2 e-bike is equipped with a motor that may be used exclusively to propel the e-bike and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 20 miles per hour. Class 3 e-bikes are prohibited from all Orange County trails; a Class 3 e-bike is equipped with a motor that provides assistance only when the rider is pedaling and that ceases to provide assistance when the e-bike reaches the speed of 28 miles per hour.
    • Traveling speeds in excess of 20 miles per hour, or any speeds beyond which a controlled and safe stop cannot be made within 10 feet, are discouraged.

  • Contact Us

    Orange County Parks and Recreation
    4801 W. Colonial Dr.
    Orlando, FL 32808

    To reach a specific park: click on the A–Z tab and select the park or facility you are interested in for the phone number.
    Email: parks@ocfl.net
    Parks Administration: 407-836-6200
    Parks' Events InfoLine: 407-836-6280
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