School District Completes Acquisition of Randal Park Site

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Randal Park community to be future site of elementary school in Southeast Orlando. Orange County Public Schools closed on the land last week.

Orlando new homes community, Randal Park, site of new elementary school, depicted in this photo

Drawing of the elementary school to be located in Randal Park

With this new school, students in Randal Park will be able to attend three of the newest schools in Orange County.

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) has closed on a site in Randal Park, a new home community in Southeast Orlando, where it will build a new elementary school for students in the area.

The school will be designed for 830 students and is scheduled to open in August of 2013.

The school board approved the purchase in March and the transaction was completed Tuesday, July 31. Construction of the new school, which has not yet been named, will begin early this fall.

“Although this wasn’t the original plan for this piece of land, we thought it was important to have an elementary school here to serve the families of Randal Park and nearby neighborhoods,” said Dan Green, who leads Wheelock Street Land, the residential developer of Randal Park. “That will enable our kids to attend three of the newest schools in Orange County.”

Kindergarten through fifth-grade students living in Randal Park are assigned to NorthLake Park Community School until the new school opens. Middle school students who live in the community attend Lake Nona Middle School, which opened in 2011, and high school students attend Lake Nona High School, which opened in 2008.

Home sales began this summer at Randal Park. Prices start in the $230s.

About Randal Park

Randal Park is a 700-acre master-planned community for 750 green homes in Orlando located at the intersection of Dowden Road and SR 417, a 20-minute drive from downtown Orlando and 10 minutes from Medical City. Some 300 acres of the heavily wooded property has been set aside for wilderness, parks, and biking and hiking trails. Among Randal Park’s amenities is a community center that features a large, resort-style swimming pool, and an open pavilion and wide lawns for neighborhood gatherings.

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