Last month Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson held a community meeting at Magnolia Park to present a conceptual plan that would make the park the Ecotourism gateway to the North Shore of Lake Apopka.
The conceptual plan indicated that docks would be built to accommodate seaplanes and airboats. Those present expressed nearly-unanimous opposition to the idea of encouraging seaplanes and airboats on Lake Apopka.
Nelson today released a revised plan that has eliminated all references to airplanes and airboats. The revised plan includes bike repair and bike washing stations. Both of these were suggestions made during the Community Meeting.
“Changes were made due to Community input,” said Nelson. “Within the next 6-9 months we should have a formal design and will have another community meeting at that time.”
As previously reported in The Apopka Voice, Orange County plans to spend more than $4 Million at Magnolia Park to build a new Eco-Center building, expand parking to allow for tour buses, build another covered pavilion, build new docks, piers and a new boat ramp.
Here is the new conceptual plan for Magnolia Park:
Here is the original plan: