The City of Minneola formally opened its Outdoor Fitness Zone at Minneola Trailhead Park on Thursday, August 15. City Manager Mark Johnson kicked off the celebration with welcoming remarks enthusiastically expressing that the park is inclusive; all are welcomed; resident, non-residents, young and old. In spite of the afternoon rains, the park was filled with well-wishers, with many participating in the ribbon-cutting officially opening the Fitness Zone.

Minneola Trailhead Park, located at 315 Madison Street, is a seventeen-acre park which presently includes a dog park, basketball court, ball field, playground and now fitness zone. Resident and mother Candi Alexander proudly exclaimed, “I am thrilled with the new designs being implemented at the park. This is definitely an amazing opportunity for families to really connect in our community. The new features will be a great place to enjoy. We can’t wait!”

The playground is ADA compliant thanks to the Minneola City Council and insights from parents on best practices. Candi, a special needs advocate said, “Our family is thankful to have been a part in helping to bring awareness to the city.  I am grateful for the commitment the city invested in making sure families had a say in the design and upgrades implemented”.

“My hope is that other cities will follow the lead of Minneola and improve their own city parks which can include playground equipment designed for our awesome kids with unique abilities”, said the mom.

Skateboarders, Look forward to a skateboard park coming to the Minneola Trailhead Park.

skateboard park rendering

South Lake Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Dave Colby and members were some of the first to try out the new Fitness Zone.


At a recent Minneola City Council Meeting, Council moved one step further in plans to for a skate board park.