Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood Association update

Neighborhood events in October

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Volunteers weed, trim and spread mulch at Dickson Azalea Park between Robinson Street and East Jefferson Street. (Photo by Jeff Smith)

It was a busy month in the Lake Lawsona / Fern Creek Neighborhood with two events, including a Dickson Azalea Park Beautification Project with Green-up Orlando and our National Night Out Event partnering with the Orlando Police Department’s Neighborhood Watch Team.

Sept. 14 was highlighted by our neighborhood volunteers partnering with others from the UCF Honors Congress and AECOM Engineering. Thirty-seven participants worked with the Orlando Parks Department to spread mulch and pull evasive plants from Dickson Azalea Park between Robinson Street and East Jefferson Street. Thanks to all that participated.

On Oct. 1, we celebrated with other neighborhoods throughout Orlando by sponsoring our annual National Night Out Event for neighborhood residents. Snacks and beverages were enjoyed by those attending along with familyfriendly games and activities. Visitors from the Orlando Police Department were welcomed along with Orlando City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, who stopped by to say hello.

Information on the neighborhood watch and homesecurity suggestions were available. Ten lucky residents left the event with new trees provided by the City of Orlando. A portion of Rosearden Drive was closed off for the evening to ensure everyone’s safety.

Cooler weather is on the horizon, and we look forward to additional outdoor events, like a Neighborhood Porch Party and another Park Beautification Project.

The association also continues work on the March 2020 “Private Gardens of Historic Orlando” Event and encourages neighbors that want to feature their backyard gardens to contact Jeff Smith at to sign up to participate or to get more information.

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