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Welcome to the City of Ocala's News Release web page. Here you will find news releases from the City of Ocala Public Information Desk, Electric and Telecommunications, Recreation and Parks and more!


Archived News
  • Public Meeting - Letty Towles Dog Park, Wednesday, July 19 at 6 p.m.

    The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a public meeting Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., regarding the Letty Towles Dog Park, 2299 SE 32nd Ave.

    07/11/2017 11:31 AM

  • Call to Artists - Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition

    The City of Ocala is excited to announce a call to artists for the Fourth Ocala Outdoor Sculpture Competition. This competition is open to all artists in North America ages 18 and older. Each artist is eligible to compete for cash prizes and awards including Best of Show, Second Place, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice.

    07/03/2017 1:08 PM

  • Informational Session: Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park - Thursday, July 20 at 5:30 p.m.

    In preparation for the Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park project, the City of Ocala, in partnership with CH2M, will host an informational session, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall located at 110 SE Watula Ave.

    07/03/2017 9:31 AM

  • New Municipal Services Drop Box Available for City of Ocala Customers

    The City of Ocala has installed a new municipal services payment drop box at City Hall located at 110 SE Watula Ave. This new drop box is located near the front entrance of City Hall along E Fort King Street and is available as a drive-through option for customers.

    06/30/2017 4:13 PM

  • Road Closure: Intersection of SW 27th Avenue and SW 19th Avenue Road

    Wednesday, July 5, the City of Ocala, along with contractors Marion Rock, Inc. and Foundation Services, will begin work to remediate, or resolve, a depression located at the northwest corner of SW 27th Avenue and SW 19th Avenue Road. This project is expected to be completed at the end of July 2017.

    06/30/2017 10:33 AM

  • City of Ocala Holiday Closures - Tuesday, July 4

    The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Tuesday, July 4.

    06/19/2017 9:50 AM

  • Water Reclamation Facility #1 Decommission Process Continues

    The City of Ocala Water Reclamation Facility #1 (WRF #1), located at 1220 NW 4th Ave., has been offline since April 2016. Tuesday, June 20, the City of Ocala will begin actively decommissioning this facility. During this time, there is a potential of a strong, organic odor, which may affect the immediate area surrounding this facility. There are no health concerns regarding this potential odor.

    06/16/2017 2:16 PM

  • South Magnolia Avenue to Re-Open Monday, June 12

    The City of Ocala is excited to announce the near completion of the South Magnolia Avenue Mobility Improvement Project. S Magnolia Avenue, from SE Broadway Street to E Ft. King Street, will re-open to normal traffic patterns Monday, June 12 at 9 a.m.

    06/09/2017 7:43 AM

  • Osmose Utilities Services to Begin Inspection of Wood Utility Poles Monday, June 5

    Monday, June 5, Osmose Utilities Services will begin conducting inspections of wood utility poles in the City of Ocala. Osmose will be working to identify poles that are decaying and will also estimate the strength of the current utility poles in use.

    06/02/2017 3:06 PM

  • Road Closure: Heritage Nature Conservancy DRA Expansion Project

    Due to construction for the Heritage Nature Conservancy DRA Expansion Project, NE 3rd Street, at the intersection of NE 21st Avenue, will be closed Monday, June 5 until Friday, June 9.

    06/01/2017 3:46 PM

  • Update - Hampton Aquatic FUN Center Now Open to the Public

    As of Wednesday, May 31, the Hampton Aquatic FUN Center, located at 1510 NW 4th St., is now open to the public. This facility was originally scheduled to open Sunday, May 28, but was delayed due to unexpected repairs.

    05/31/2017 5:03 PM

  • City to Begin Sewer Main Replacement Wednesday, June 7

    The City of Ocala Water Resources Department will begin work to replace a sewer force main Wednesday, June 7. Construction is expected to be completed by Friday, June 30 and will occur along NE 3rd Street, between NE 18th Avenue and NE 25th Avenue.

    05/31/2017 2:21 PM

  • Waste Pro and the City of Ocala to Implement New System to Reduce Contamination in Residential Recycling

    Effective Monday, June 5, Waste Pro, the City of Ocala’s contractor for single-stream curbside recycling collection, will begin a coordinated effort with the City to reduce contamination in residential recycling carts.

    05/23/2017 2:52 PM

  • City of Ocala Holiday Closures: Memorial Day, May 29

    The City of Ocala’s business offices will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. There will be no residential collection for sanitation, yard waste or recycling routes Monday, May 29

    05/17/2017 4:37 PM

  • Ocala City Council Agrees to a Temporary Moratorium for Accepting Future Requests for Residential Telecommunication Services

    During the regular Ocala City Council meeting Tuesday, May 16, council members agreed to place a temporary moratorium on accepting orders for new residential telecommunication services. This moratorium will go into effect immediately and does not affect residential or commercial orders already accepted and awaiting installation. The City estimates that this temporary moratorium will be in place for approximately nine months.

    05/17/2017 11:27 AM

  • Lily's Pad Grand Opening is Saturday, May 20

    The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host a grand opening celebration for Lily’s Pad Saturday, May 20 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This brand-new splash pad is located at Lillian Bryant Park located at 2200 NW 17th Pl. and will be open daily from sunrise to sunset.

    05/11/2017 4:07 PM

  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Reconstruction of Historic Fort King to be Held Friday, May 19

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the reconstruction of historic Fort King will be held Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, 3925 E Fort King St.

    05/11/2017 1:14 PM

  • City of Ocala Accepting Applications for Street Banner Lottery

    The City of Ocala Public Works Traffic Division is accepting applications for the street banner lottery now until Tuesday, Aug. 1 for the 2018 calendar year. Reservations can only be made by non-profit organizations.

    05/11/2017 9:50 AM

  • Evergreen Cemetery Volunteer Cleanup is Saturday, May 13

    The Friends of the Historical Evergreen Cemetery, Sons of Confederate Veterans Pvt. William R. Milton Camp 741 and the United Daughters of the Confederacy Marion Dragoons Chapter 2311, in partnership with the City of Ocala Public Works Department, are sponsoring an Evergreen Cemetery volunteer cleanup day Saturday, May 13.

    05/08/2017 9:49 AM

  • City of Ocala Water Resources Department Announces Slogan Submission Contest

    The City of Ocala Water Resources Department is looking for a slogan! To help celebrate Drinking Water Week happening May 7 through 13, 2017, the department will host a slogan submission contest, which is open to the public and free to enter.

    05/05/2017 3:52 PM