Greenwood Lakes Park
Longwood/Lake Mary Rd. & Greenway Blvd.
Lake Mary, FL
Submitted by: Stephanie Kobrin
A great "commons" area linked to the adjacent high school, middle school and public library.
The park is 14 acres in size with 3 tennis courts, 2 volleyball courts, 1 softball field, a large covered pavilion with picnic tables, separate playground area for toddlers and older children, restrooms, jogging trail and a roller hockey rink.
What Makes Greenwood Lakes Park a Great Place?
Located between a high school and a middle school, and next to a public library, the parks is linked to all of these facilities, making walking between and among them easy. It is also highly accessible to pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.
Picnic tables, benches and water fountains are located throughout the park. The pavilion seats 30 and is heavily used for birthday parties, family reunions and picnics. The restroom is centrally located and kept clean and stocked.
The park is located in between a middle school and a high school within the boundaries of "The Crossings" neighborhood. Over 675,000 users visit the park throughout the year for sports activities, picnics, parties, or just relaxing.
The park is a very sociable place, drawing people of all ages.
History & Background
Greenwood Park was completed in 1990 and was designed by Glatting Jackson Consultants. The park's land, located within a residential development, was donated as part of a developer's agreement. With recent integration of adjacent middle school fields and the wide variety of outdoor activity, the park has become a lively center of community activity.