District 5-The Orlando Times
District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill And Orlando City Commissioners Break Ground On Tinker Field History Plaza
(Photo Credits: Jimmie Williams)
ORLANDO - District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill joined with Orlando City Commissioners, Tinker Field History Plaza Committee Members and the community to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Tinker Field History Plaza at Camping World Stadium on Monday, October 30th.
The Tinker Field Plaza, located at 287 South Tampa Avenue celebrates more than 100 years of Orlando baseball and Civil Rights history and heroes and will incorporate elements such as: Historic timeline and plaques; Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and baseball Hall of Famer Clark Griffith monuments; Refurbished original stadium seats and gateway entrance; Replica covered pavilion; Vintage-style lighting; and State of Florida Historical Marker.
A key part of the City’s plan for strategic growth is recognizing, preserving and celebrating the past and honoring our history.
In 2015, the Orlando City Council approved an ordinance designating Tinker Field as an Orlando historic landmark. This gave the City a unique opportunity to create a destination for people to gather and learn about the history and events that took place at Tinker Field.
After more than a year of public input, research and design, the plan for the Tinker Field History Plaza project was approved by the Orlando City Council in December 2016.