A Distinct Neighborhood
College Park is a distinct neighborhood within the city of Orlando, Florida, deriving its name from the many streets within its bounds that were named for institutions of higher learning such as Princeton, Harvard, and Yale. Its close proximity to Downtown has made it a popular residential area for over a century among seniors and young professionals.
There are many parks which include: Albert Park, which is a small pocket park distinguished by its white gazebo and central location within the neighborhood. The park serves as a hub for several of College Park’s neighborhood events, such as an annual Easter egg hunt and political candidate forums.
Ben Crosby Field, located adjacent to Princeton Park, is the home to the Orlando Babe Ruth youth baseball league.
College Park Community Center and Pool, established in 2005, features a gymnasium, computer lab, and outdoor amenities such as a swimming pool, baseball field, and playground. A variety of fitness programs are also offered.
Now A Much Desired Location
Dartmouth Park, established in 1948, bounded by Dartmouth, New Hampshire, Westmoreland, and Edgewater Drive. Dubsdread Golf Course, established in 1924 at 549 West Par Street, Once home to the Orlando Open, it has played host to such legendary golfers as Tiger Woods, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan, and Claude Harmon. Guernsey Park features a small basketball court and playground. Mathews Park, located just south of East Par Street on Formosa Avenue, includes a baseball field and playground.
Small Town Feel
College Park is also a lively neighborhood located just outside of downtown Orlando where you can experience urban living with a small town feel. The community is made up of some of the finest local retailers, award winning restaurants, and small businesses found in Central Florida. College Park’s wide selection of services, bungalow-style homes, brick tree-lined streets and many parks and lakes create a vibrant lifestyle and a comfortable place for residents to call home.
The community pride can be felt at any one of the popular annual events, that help bring alive the vibrancy, optimism, and shared values of College Park.