Update Sully Miller Horse Arena
After nearly 20 years of successfully operating the Sully Miller arena,
the OPA lease is being terminated on Dec 31, 2011 by the developers
of the Sully Miller and Ridgeline properties. Read OPA response.
Is This Future Vision Correct?
See how permanent open space in the City of Orange has been eliminated from two locations: Sully Miller and Ridgeline. (1.7 MB - PDF)
Orange is Park Deficient
Get the facts behind the City of Orange's Park locations and acreages.
Did you know Orange is short 169 acres of parkland for its population? Learn more at Orange Needs Parks.
In the summer of 2011 volunteers successfully qualified a referendum petition for the November 2012 ballot which opposes changing the General Plan to permanently sacrifices 51-acres of recreational open space at the Ridgeline Tennis and Golf Club.
The final vote (4-1) to abandon the community and forfeit park space in the name of another housing tract was made by Orange politicians on June 14. Mayor Pro-Tem Tita Smith opposed it.
Sentry Editorial Hits Home
The Ridgeline developers are trying to win over the community, but apparently their tactics aren't working. Poison pen mailers call long-time OPA residents "outsiders."
OPA's Win-Win Plan
The OPA Board and Real Estate Committee reviewed the development proposals for both Ridgeline and Sully Miller and outlined its position in this statement. (12 KB - PDF)
View the OPA Conceptual Map
OPA developed this map as a win-win for the Sully Miller site.
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Orange Park Acres (OPA) Community Action was created as the action arm of the OPA Board. The goal is to keep our community informed about important information that impacts OPA and develop a strategy to protect OPA’s interests. Below are some of the most critical issues facing our community. Learn more about each issue and get involved.
| Ridgeline has provided recreational opportunities for over 40 years. Developers want
to change the zoning from recreational-open space to residential.
|Sully Miller is a former sand and gravel site (110-acres) & horse arena (7.6-acres). Proposed development:265 high-density units
130 tract houses
81,000 sq ft YMCA (average Walmart is 95,000 sq. ft.)
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