Oviedo in the News

January 19, 2023

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In this Issue:

  • City Council Meeting Happenings

  • News from City Hall

  • Roadway Alerts

  • Recreation and Parks Updates

  • Police Department Information

  • Fire Department Latest

  • Messages to help Our Environment

  • Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Events Information and Pictures

  • Healthy Corner

City Council

The Oviedo Pop Warner 12U were recognized by the City Council during the Tuesday, January 17 meeting for winning the National Championship.  Congratulations to all the kids, the coaches and all the parents that supported them!   We are proud you represent Oviedo!

12U Pop Warner Champs

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the City of Oviedo will highlight the 20 components of the mural "African American History of Oviedo," as illustrated in Xavier Moss on Facebook and Twitter. The mural, located at Round Lake Park, showcases just some of the many impactful people and icons of the local Black community.

You can also visit our Black History in Oviedo Page to learn about the incredible contributions that were made by black Oviedo residents who paved the way to putting Oviedo on the map.

Black History Month


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2022 Tree City

cluster of treesWe are happy to report that the City of Oviedo has been named by the Arbor Day Foundation as a 2022 Tree City, USA.  

The naming came after the Foundation recognized the City's commitment to effective urban forest management.  

 "Tree City USA communities see the positive effects of an urban forest firsthand," said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "The trees being planted and cared for by Oviedo are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life.  Additionally, participation in this program brings residents together and creates a sense of civic pride, whether it's through volunteer engagement or public education." 



Geneva Drive will be closed between W. Broadway Street/CR 419 and the Roundabout starting Friday, November 14 for the realignment of Geneva Drive. Construction is expected to last at least 2 months.  The Florida Department of Transportation will begin the construction process and it is scheduled to last for several weeks.
Please drive with caution if traveling in this area and use the detours as marked on this map below.

TTCP Phase II Geneva Drive Detour


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Shane Kelly Bark Park

The Bark Park at Shane Kelly Park will be experiencing intermittent closures for maintenance and repairs.  For the next few weeks, Bark Park will only be open on Saturday, Jan. 21, Sunday, Jan. 22 and, Monday, Jan. 23rd for public use.  The park will close for the construction on Tuesday, Jan. 24th.   Please monitor the City of Oviedo Recreation and Parks Facebook and Twitter pages for ongoing updates.


The RecRock (indoor climbing wall at the Gym) is closed as part of the annual certification process for the belay system. Once it can re-open, we will be sure to post it up for the public.  We are expecting the process to last until mid-January.   Stay tuned for updates! 

Rec Rock Climbing Wall


The Splash Park is closed (seasonal closing) and will re-open in spring 2023.  That date will be announced as we get closer to that time.


Pool Update

The Big Kahuna has been renovated and is back open for public use!  Please see the schedule if you're looking to get your laps in.  

The pool hours are as follows:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)

Monday - Friday - 1:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)

Saturdays - 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. (minimum 3 lanes for lap swimming)

Sundays - Noon - 5 p.m.


pickleballPickleball is the fastest-growing sport in the U.S. today and we offer it at the Gym!  

Pickleball is played on Tuesday mornings from 9 am to 11:30 am at the Gymnasium and Aquatic Facility, 148 Oviedo Boulevard. It's a sport designed for all ages.   


MLK Parade

We had a great time walking and leading the MLK Day parade on January 16.  Thank you to our community for making Oviedo such a great place.  Photo courtesy of Oviedo Photo Club.

police chief walking in mlk paradepolice leading parade

We are hiring!  

We are looking for Police Officers and a Police Officer Trainee!  We stand for Integrity, Duty and Compassion here at PD.  If you know someone who is looking for a career in Law Enforcement, or is already established but looking to come to Oviedo, please have them head to our application pages.  All information must be completely filled out to be considered for the positions.

Police Officer: https://tinyurl.com/2e8e8r3x

Police Officer Trainee: https://tinyurl.com/whvhyurb

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After a long hiatus due to COVID restrictions, the Oviedo Police Department is pleased to announce the return of the Community Police Academy.

The academy begins February 8, 2023, and will be every Wednesday for ten weeks.  The academy runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each week at the Oviedo Police Department. The academy is open to residents of the city who are interested in being engaged with the police and in the community.

In the academy, students will learn what police work is like, how officers conduct traffic stops and deal with high-stress situations.  Students will learn insights into criminal investigations, including DUI investigations, learn about the equipment in police vehicles and get to know the men and women of the Oviedo Police Department.


 For more information, citizens can contact Officer Yashira Moncada at 407-971-5708 or email ymoncada@cityofoviedo.net.

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Our Firefighters have been busy this month doing rescues and fighting fires.  Here's a recap of some incidents that have been worked by the department.

January 5

Two animal rescues in one day!  B-shift went out to Evans Elementary School to rescue a Hawk stuck in a window alcove.  That same day, they were called out to a parking lot off Alafaya Trail to rescue a kitten that ran across all lanes of traffic and got stuck in a car.

animal rescues

January 8

Firefighters were called out late that Sunday night to rescue a man who was working on the roof of the Oviedo Mall.  He had a medical incident while pressure washing.  B-shift crews used their high-angle rescue training to get to the roof, stabilize the patient and safely bring him down to be transported by Rescue 46.

Oviedo Mall High Angle Rescue

January 10

Firefighters were called out for a report of a house fire in the Chuluota area.  Our truck happened to be close by and was first on scene to start the fire attack.  Oviedo Fire took command of the house fire and was joined by Seminole County Fire and Orange County Fire Rescue.  Through the joint effort of fire suppression, the fire was extinguished.  A cat was rescued but unfortunately succumbed to its injuries.  The homeowner suffered minor burns.

 Wassam Road Fire


Post: Oviedo Fire Rescue is now hiring Firefighters!  Enjoy a fulfilling career as a firefighter with opportunities for advancement.   Please apply here: (link when HR posts).   Pension Plan available.   Candidates must fill out the City application and Classification Form.  Valid CPAT and FireTEAM required.  Starting Salary: $45,176.88. Certified PM Incentive: $8,500.

APPLY HERE:  https://tinyurl.com/3svkfeft

UPDATED Firefighter Position

Check out the  Oviedo Fire Rescue Facebook Page!  Like and follow for all the latest information about your favorite Fire Department!

Our Environment

Survey the Septic full flyer

Only rain down the drain

Please don't feed the Waterfowl

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Be Bear Aware Oviedo! 

Black Bear In Tree

Oviedo’s location along Seminole County’s rural boundary makes it a prime setting for human bear interactions, especially in areas abutting the Little and Big Econlockhatchee Rivers. With several bear sightings occurring in the City recently, now is a great time to learn more about our furry neighbors.

If you see a bear in your community, remain calm and stay away from the bear. The bear is most likely just passing through and will not linger or return if it does not find a reward, such as food. If you encounter a bear at close range, do not play dead or run from the bear. Avoid direct eye contact, back away slowly with arms raised, and speak in a calm assertive voice.

For more information regarding living with Florida Black Bears, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife website: Living BearWise | FWC (myfwc.com)

Human Resources Recruitment Flyer

Upcoming public Meetings

City Hall

City Hall
400 Alexandria Blvd.
Oviedo, FL 32765      


Please register online to receive notifications about public meetings.  You'll also be notified if the meeting has been canceled.  Stay informed all the time by signing up for notifications. Watch live and previously-recorded meetings on the City YouTube Channel

Access meeting agenda, packet, and other documents online.


Accessing Agendas

If you are unsure how to access Agendas, Agenda Packets or view the meetings online live or recorded, we've developed a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through the process.  It's quick and easy and is only a few clicks to get what you need.  Please take a few minutes to watch the video below and share it with anyone you believe may benefit from it.  #GetInvolved




The City of Oviedo presents the annual Daddy-Daughter Dance. Join us for music and dancing at The Oviedo Cultural Center. Tickets are $40 per couple, $10 per additional child, and includes food.  Space is limited!


Movie in the Park - Friday, January 20




Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

It was a beautiful day for a parade and family celebration at Round Lake Park.  There were lots of smiles and fun to celebrate the amazing life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   All photos courtesy of the Oviedo Photo Club.

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Join the Oviedo Police Department in the 9 p.m. routine

Oviedo PD sends a friendly reminder every night through social media to head out to make sure you've done the #9pmRoutine: A nightly plan to make your vehicle and home more secure. It's important because thieves often look for opportunities such as unlocked doors and unlocked vehicles. At 9 p.m. remember to: 

-Check your vehicle for visible valuables
-Lock car doors
-Make sure your home is well-lit
-Lock all your doors

Join the conversation with #HeyOviedo and #9pmRoutine or share our posts on FB and help spread the word.