Hurricane Ian Repair Projects

The City of Oviedo continues to work with FEMA in reference to several projects in need of repair due to Hurricane Ian.  The Hurricane made landfall on the west coast of Florida near Fort Myers on September 28 and moved over Central Florida, causing historic flooding across the region.  Although the City of Oviedo suffered little power outages and no lift station issues, Hurricane Ian's approximately 23 inches of rain caused damage to facilities, roads and stormwater ponds.   

In an effort to keep residents informed, below is a list of projects currently under mitigation along with any updates as they become available.  The Public Works and Recreation and Parks Departments continue their ongoing process of repairing and/or replacing the damaged areas/facilities.

The minor damage in areas of buildings and parks has already been repaired.

Please be sure to check back often for updates.

For any questions, please contact Communications Manager Lisa McDonald at 407-971-5509 or email

Project LocationIssueCurrent information
Alafaya Woods SidewalksTrees were uprooted causing sidewalk and curb damageThe work is being scheduled to repair the damage.
Aquatics CenterPump Shelter cover, support beams damaged, gutter, downspout, conduit pipe damaged and lightingStaff is in the process of obtaining proposals
Center Lake Park PlaygroundDamaged canopy, damaged wooden fence enclosing splash pad pump/equipment, damaged fence from a fallen tree, isolated erosion in the park.Staff is waiting for the proposal to replace the sails of the canopy.  Staff has ordered the new shade sails of the canopy and currently waiting for the materials to be delivered and installed.
The fence enclosing the splash pad and equipment has been replaced and was COMPLETED.
The fence damaged from the fallen tree has been replaced and work was COMPLETED.

Hart Branch DriveThe roadway was overtopped causing approximately 60 feet of road to failConstruction of the repair is scheduled to begin on June 26, 2023. Construction is anticipated to be completed by August 28, 2023.
Little Creek Outfall/Pond - Running Springs Loop
The outfall system for the pond was overwhelmed and failed, resulting in the pond bank, outfall structure and downstream pipes to washout.The City's consultant is currently evaluating the failure and developing solutions for the outfall system.
McKinnon Avenue/DitchThe existing roadway was overtopped which caused a failure on the south side of the road and culvert.The City's consultant is has completed Phase 1 of the projects and the City is in the process of requesting bids for the construction. 
Oviedo Sports ComplexField #3 flooded outfield, washouts of some fields and common areas.  Minor fence damage. The complex is open and running for games.
Riverside Park BuildingExtensive flooding in building and amenities.  Damaged floors, carpet, multipurpose room, electronic divider panels, furniture, cabinets, electronic office equipment, copier, walls, pool pumps and heaters, racquetball courts, possible electrical wiring in roof, soffit damage on exterior of building and breezeway, ceiling water leaks and damaged tiles.
HIGH PRIORITY PROJECT - The assessment for the building repairs has been completed. The timeline for remediation will be contingent on the review of the assessment by insurance and FEMA. 

Riverside Park PoolPool filled with river water with possible tile/liner staining, erosion on walkways.  Pool equipment damage.HIGH PRIORITY PROJECT
The swimming pool and tennis courts were given approval to begin repairs and are anticipated to begin in June or July of 2023. 
Round Lake ParkBasketball Court shade structure damaged with one sail completely torn away. Anticipated replacement of the shade will be in June 2023.
Shinnecock Hills DriveThere is an existing rear yard drainage system that was clogged. In addition, there is one yard without a positive flow path to the existing pipe.The City has COMPLETED the retrofit of the existing drainage system.
Sugarberry PondThe outfall structure for the pond was overwhelmed and failed resulting in the pond bank and outfall structure to washoutThe City's consultant has prepared final construction plans for the repair and the City is in the process of requesting bids for the construction of the repair. 
Sweetwater Creek - E Franklin StBecause of the hurricane, there was vegetative debris and fallen trees within the creek. Fallen trees and vegetation blocking the creek has been removed.  This project was COMPLETED.
Sweetwater Park - East Magnolia StreetTrees fallen in park and boardwalkTrees removed and the boardwalk is repaired.  This project was COMPLETED.
Turtle Creek Drive
The existing outfall structure for a wetland routinely is blocked with debris and vegetative debris.

The City has selected a contractor to retrofit the existing outfall.  Construction is anticipated to begin in the next 30-60 days.
Whispering Woods - S Lake Jessup AveWithin Whispering Woods there was a storm sewer pipe leak and failure due to the amount of water in the line. In addition, the stormwater pond overtopped, blowing out a portion of the berm and wall.The pipe has been lined and repaired and the work was COMPLETED. The berm failure has been repaired and the project is COMPLETED.