West Campus Grounds Update — August 2019

A Message from Falecia Williams, President, West and Downtown Campuses

Throughout the upcoming fall semester, West Campus will undergo several large grounds improvement projects. Most of these improvements will focus on Lake Pamela and the Special Events Center (SEC).

Lake Pamela

The Grounds department has contracted with a local service provider to remove approximately 350 linear feet of vegetation on the western side of Lake Pamela. The work primarily involves removing various understory scrub, removal of dead trees, canopy raising and palm trimming.

This work is being performed for two main reasons: to enhance and expose the natural beauty of the lake in this area and to assist in safety by eliminating potential hiding spots and opening sight-lines and visibility for pedestrian and cart traffic.

The work is expected to take two days to complete and is scheduled to begin Monday, August 19, 2019.

Special Events Center

The Grounds department has initiated a thinning and vegetative reduction project in the area surrounding the SEC. This work has progressed slowly and is expected to continue intermittently over the course of the next several months with the bulk of the removal phase occurring some time near the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

This project is intended to open and accentuate the area around the building to make the space more usable and inviting. The final concept for the finished product is not yet completed, but, at a minimum, the remodeled space will feature several trees that will ultimately provide shade between this building and adjacent buildings.

This project will be performed almost exclusively by the West Campus Grounds team.

If you have any questions, please contact Jerry Vocks, grounds maintenance supervisor, at gvocks@valenciacollege.edu or 407-299-5000, extension 4233.

2 Comments

  • Januka Wijesinghe said:

    If any of the events require a scooter rental services, i would recommend Cloud of Goods. They provide scooter rentals throughout Orlando. https://cloudofgoods.com/orlando-fl/scooter-renta

    AMThu, 08 Aug 2019 05:02:05 +0000Thu, 08 Aug 2019 05:02:05 +0000am19,5:02 am

  • April Montallana said:

    Thank you West Campus Grounds Team for your hard work in beautifying our campus!

    PMThu, 08 Aug 2019 13:45:58 +0000Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:45:58 +0000pm19,1:45 pm

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