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Take a Stroll Down Memory Lane

Revisit or learn about some of our most memorable accomplishments.

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Our Projects Through The Years

Revisit or learn about some of the community development projects The Highway Park Neighborhood Council has completed in Lake Placid, Florida over the years. For more information, contact us!

U S Hwy 27 S Veterans Memorial

Coming Soon - Highway Park Community Teaching & Demonstration Garden

Village Green Community Resource Center 

Over the years, the agency has a multi-year, multi-faceted strategy and implemented numerous projects as part of our Community Revitalization Initiative (social, cultural, health) and poverty mitigation (economic) programs.  

Restoration of Historic Highway Park Cemetery

GRANTS - We appreciate these wonderful companies!

Florida Department of Transportation - Keep Our Paradise Litter Free, KAB (UPS, Lowe's, Snapple), Pro Bass, Zephrin Augustine, Murphy Oil, Ross & Annette Hendrix, Walmart, Florida Blue, Lake Placid Noon Rotary, Florida Humanities, Highlands County Cares, Wells Fargo, SunTrust Bank, Seminole Brighton Council, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Florida Beverage Association, National Endowment for the Humanities, Reynolds Foundation, Swann Mortuary, AMT Imaging, Florida Hospital Heartland,  A Duda, Tampa Bay Buccaneers & Duke Energy, Publix Supermarkets, Winn Dixie, Alan Jay Automotive, Glades Electric, & Alice Consulting Services, Soul City Magazine, News Sun- Midflorida News, Mason Smoak Foundation, 

Special Donations: Ross Hendricks, Zephrin Augustine, Elaine Strong, Christene Johnson, Jack Richie, Mike & Chris Rider, Felixia Colon, Alejandro & April Colon, Chantal Brown, Tiffany Green, Evelyn Colón, Teddy Callahan, Sarah Sholtz, Dennis Crenshaw, Sr., Patrice Ayala, Shirley Wilson and other donors who wished to remain anonymous 

Launched Dare to Dream Art Works (2016 - Current)

An activity to support the arts as a catalyst to economic recovery and social engagement.

Annual Great American Cleanups  

Volunteers needed. Please call 863/318-7481 to learn more.

Award Winning - Keep America Beautiful Affiliate

KAB - Multiple Lowe's, UPS, grants

A project to restore fruit trees in the community. Sponsored by KAB/UPS.

-Winners of $15,000 Florida Blue Foundation Grant 2022

-Winners of $5000 Guidewell Innovations award 2021

-$5000 Florida Forestry Division Grant 2022 



-$3000 Whole Kids Grant for Community Garden

_ $1000 Pro Bass for Wele Youth Camp

Wele Talks - Annual, Through Our Eyes Youth Conference  

FL Humanities Cares Grant $9000 for COVID Relief 2020. 

FL Humanities Programming - Our Crown July 2020 $5000

Updates to MLK JR. Sports Field

Florida Blue $5000 2021 - 2022 for Shade Cover for Kids Playground

 - AARP GRANT $5995 - Installed 10 Fit-Trail Exercise Stop Stations 2021 


Raised $5000 (not including administrative fees) to donate to Highlands County toward the Restrooms. Approved for $28K by Recreation & Parks Advisory Council (RPAC) of Highlands County for MLK JR. Sports Field for restrooms to be added to the park 2022

Highway Park Community Demonstration & Teaching Garden - 100 Anderson Street, Lake Placid, FL

Fall 2022

Training for garden design by Cissi Stanko - Education Manager, Bok Tower Garden


A $727,599 fund for the design, construction, and landscaping of the old State Road j8 to South Main Street in front of the Highway Park community.

Grand Opening of Village Green Community Park and Resource Center (May 2, 2015), upgraded 2021, additional services added

Highway Park Rising Galas   (Black History Month)

2019-2020 Projects

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