BRINGING BACK ORANGE CITY’S
A PUBLIC GATHERING PLACE AND URBAN PARK
Tindale Oliver has assisted more than 75 communities, prepared more than 60 community master plans, and completed more than 100 parks projects. This knowledge and experience allow us to assist cities in envisioning and understanding their future, sense of identity, and well-being.
It’s a rare privilege for our city to be able to build a central park such as this…It raises the standard for not only our city but for Volusia County as to how we view our parks. - Tom Laputka, City of Orange City Mayor
Located near the Downtown Core, Mill Lake was an undeveloped and
abandoned 20-acre parcel serving as a Florida Department of Transportation
storm water pond.
The master plan for the park was driven by the community’s desire to create a dynamic
urban park for community gatherings and special events and provide a garden space to walk and enjoy nature.
The City of Orange City is committed to wetland protection and protection of other
environmentally-sensitive lands. Tindale Oliver assisted the City in receiving nearly
$775,000 in grant funding to construct the park.
Mill Lake Park was designed to support programming that will implement economic
development initiatives identified in the City of Orange City Redevelopment Plan.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) techniques were used in designing
the park as a safe leisure environment, assisting in reversing blight conditions.
Mill Lake Park is the first civic park in Orange City and features a one-mile multi-purpose path that improves connectivity throughout the community. The Park’s water basin will assist in alleviating flooding while maintaining an aesthetically-pleasing and environmentally-friendly water feature.
Phase 2 design is now complete and construction is scheduled to commence.