Water-Related News

Orange County investing $2.1 million on Lake Apopka Loop Trail

The Lake Apopka Loop Trail is one of Northwest Orange County's most popular outdoor destinations. The multi-use trail encompasses almost 15 miles of stunning landscapes and trails.

It's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who love to explore the beauty of nature. The trail is situated on the shores of Lake Apopka, which is Florida's fourth-largest lake and is home to a variety of wildlife.

Last week, the Orange County Board of Commissioners voted to invest another $2.1 million in the Lake Apopka Trail Loop.

"I wanted to let you know that at the April 23rd BCC Consent Agenda, we are moving $1.5 million to the West Orange Trail (Rock Springs and Wekiva State Park) to provide sufficient funding for the design of this segment of the trail," said District 2 Orange County Commissioner Christine Moore. "There is also on the consent agenda under Community and Family Services the approval and execution of the Grant Agreement for the $640,000 funding the county is receiving from the State to fund a portion of the design. The total design cost is approximately $2.1 million. Once the design gets to a point where the cost of construction is known, we will then look at what options we have to fund the construction costs."

According to the agenda packet, the amendment provides an additional post-design scope of services, including engineering/landscape architectural services to complete shop drawing reviews, construction administration modification of final construction plans, permit renewals and extensions, and pay items.