The City of Orlando is accepting nominations from people who will be honored posthumously as “luminaries” at the new Luminary Green Park at the Creative Village in Parramore.
The new 2.3-acre park, which is under construction, will serve as the new Central Park on the west side of I-4 and the Creative Village campus and will feature a series of eight-foot-tall glass and Internally illuminated laser cut steel around the periphery.
Each game will be named after a notable Orlandoan, based on their outstanding contributions in the following categories.
- Public safety and crime reduction
- Quality housing
- Entrepreneurship, business and job opportunities
- Care and education of children and families
- Community health or medical leadership
- Faith-Based Leadership
- Civil rights
The nomination period will remain open until March 4, 2022. Click here for more information or to name a fixture.
The Luminaire Selection Panel includes the following nine representatives:
- Chair: Walter Hawkins, Director of Urban Development, City of Orlando
- Representative Geraldine Thompson, Florida House of Representatives
- Byron Brooks, County Administrator, Orange County Government
- Dr. Clara Walters, Principal of Jones High School 1981-1990
- Reverend Dr. Robert M. Spooney, Pastor, Institutional Missionary Baptist Church of Mount Zion
- Ann Brown, resident and president of the Callahan Neighborhood Association
- Pamela Woodley, former resident/retired
- Kay Rawlins, President, City of Orlando Foundation
- Lauredan Official, Jr., former student of Parramore Kidz Zone (PKZ)