Items Types:
For Meeting of:
January 11, 2016
District: 6 From:
Contract ID: Document Number:
Exhibits: No On File (City Clerk) : Yes Draft Only: No
Grant Received by City?: No

Orlando City Foundation Conversion of Tennis Courts to Hard Court Soccer Facility


The Orlando City Foundation is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of children in Central Florida.  The Foundation believes in using the sport of soccer and the powerful influence of the Orlando City organization to promote exercise and healthy eating among children and families, and to inspire them to reach their full potential. Orlando City harnesses the cooperation of its players, staff, fans and community partners to make a difference in the lives of others.

The Orlando City Foundation has received grant and donor funding to cover the cost of converting a City tennis facility into a hard court soccer pitch in the Washington Shores area. Conversion of an underutilized tennis court at Hankins Park will benefit the area and is therefore recommended for conversion under this project.

If approved, this project will become the City's second hard court soccer facility.  Not only will the facility serve Orlando's growing soccer community but, in partnership with the Orlando City Foundation, children who attend the City's Hankins Park Recreation Site and James R. Smith Community Center, and other after school and summer programs in the area, will receive free soccer training.

By approving this agenda item, City Council grants permission to the Orlando City Foundation to convert a tennis court at Hankins Park into a hard court soccer facility, at no cost to the City.  City staff will provide oversight of the project to ensure it conforms with City requirements.

Fiscal & Efficiency Data: No fiscal impact.

Recommended Action:
Authorize the Orlando City Soccer Foundation to convert a tennis court at Hankins Park into a hard court soccer facility. 

Agenda Item attachment(s) on file in the City Clerks Office.

Note: All agenda items must be in the City Clerk's office by Noon Friday, six(6) business days prior to the regular Monday City Council meeting.

Contact: Lisa Early
Approved By:

Department Date and Time
Budget Outside Routing Approval 1/4/2016 3:09 PM
City Clerk 1/4/2016 3:21 PM

Name: Description: Type:
No Attachments Available

"Enhance the quality of life in the City by delivering public services in a knowledgeable, responsive and financially responsible manner."