To restore and preserve Highway Park through advocacy, beautification, litter removal, education, health, , , youth and children's programs, arts and cultural programs that enhance the quality of life of our citizens while serving as a catalyst for the betterment of our community.
Many thanks to News Sun, Lake Placid Noon Rotary, Duda, Charles Reynolds, Swann Mortuary, FDCA, FDOT, BEEF O'BRADY'S, ALAN JAY AUTOMOTIVE AND ALL SPONSORS BIG AND SMALL FOR HELPING US WITH THE 7TH HIGHWAY PARK RISING GALA.
SUNDAY, 4/12/20 EVENTS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - CAUTION FOR COVID-19 VIRUS...STAY SAFE EVERYONE.
THANKS TO FLORIDA HUMANITIES FOR $5000 GRANT FOR OUR CROWN, BLACK HAIR IS BLACK HISTORY & TO FLORIDA DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS FOR $2500 AND THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE COPS/ADAPT PROGRAM FOR SPONSORING THE EGGXTRAORDINARY FESTIVAL - POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
OUR THANKS TO KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL/LOWE'S FOR $10k COMMUNITY GRANT DEC. 2019..FUNDS WILL HELP IMPROVE THE ENTRANCE TO TAYLOR ESTATES, THE VETERANS MEMORIAL AND THE HISTORIC CEMETERY MARCH - JUNE 2020.
OUR THANKS TO FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER FREE GRANT FOR USE IN 2020 FOR GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUPS (MAR, APR, MAY) & LITTER EDUCATION
Highway Park is a historic, predominantly African-American, "unincorporated" community about 1.2 miles south of the town of Lake Placid.
Almost a century ago, our ancestors created a community from unwanted land (a sandpit, swamp, and graveyard). No one knows if the graves were an old slave burial site, Native American burial ground, or an old homestead burial place. That story is lost in the sands of time. The area has been called by Hilton Heights, Taylor Subdivision, East Highway Park, Harry Taylor Highway ParkTract, McGahee Addition, Sweetwater Estates Division of Twin Lakes Grove, etc.). We know it as Highway Park!!