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Use New Mobile App to Keep Memories of Loved Ones Alive


For Immediate Release:

Media Contact:  Clarissa Howard 407-599-3428 or cell 407-948-2044



 WINTER PARK, Fla., an internationally recognized ICMA Excellence Award winner with accredited fire, police and parks & recreation agencies (June 28, 2013) – The mobile app world is not just for the living anymore – now those who have gone even 100 years before us can benefit from these new advancements in technology.  Well, sort of.

Two years ago in 2011, our Parks & Recreation Department implemented an online burial search that allows the public to find burial locations via the city website. Today, Parks & Recreation has launched a new feature to this software that will allow family, friends and visitors of both Palm and Pineywood cemeteries to remember their loved ones, and learn about the many others laid to rest at each cemetery as well.

By downloading the new mobile app called WPC Explorer from your devices’ app store, any visitor can walk through either Palm or Pineywood cemetery with an android, iPhone or tablet.  As they visit a gravesite, they can access their loved one’s obituary, life history and photos directly from their mobile device. This information would be electronically submitted by family or friends of the departed to the Parks & Recreation Department, who will review and upload into the new software.  Each site will have its own GPS location so as you travel through the cemetery, you can actually experience an in-depth history of the city’s past residents and family members.

Literally, as you travel through the cemetery, information and wonderful memories about the ones who have gone before us can be available on your android, iPhone or tablet.  With this new upgrade, the phrase  “there’s an app for that” will not only benefit us now, but can also be a new way to remember. Keeping these memories alive is so important and the city’s Parks & Recreation Department is making it easier for us to remember our dearly departed through the use of modern technology.

For more information regarding WPC Explorer, visit under What’s New or call 407-599-3252.

Event in Winter Park ~ Seasons 52 Park Ave. 5.2k

Seasons 52 Park Ave. 5.2k presented by Florida Hospital

Seasons 52 Park Ave. 5.2k

Location: Stage at Central Park, Winter Park, Florida
Corner of Garfield Ave and Park Avenue

Saturday, January 26, 2013
7:30 am: 5.2k (3.2 miles)
8:45 am: Healthy 100 Kids’ Run
9:00 am: Awards Presentation

Get a healthy start to the New Year by participating in the 4th race of the Track Shack Running Series. Seasons 52 Fresh Grill and Wine Bar celebrates the enjoyment of living a fit and healthy lifestyle by sponsoring this race through beautiful Winter Park!

Contact: 407-896-1160 or

Registration required.

Entry fee:
Thru Jan 19 $24
Jan 20-25 $28
Race Day $35

Summer Camp Resident Registration Fair

Winter Park FLThe Winter Park Florida city’s Parks & Recreation Department will present their Summer Camp Resident Registration Fair on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Winter Park Community Center Ruby Ball Amphitheater located at 721 West New England Avenue. Non-resident registration begins on Monday, April 23.

Requirements to register for Summer Camp include: Proof of residency, a $25 registration fee and $5 deposit for each week of camp. The deposit will be applied to the weekly payment.

Summer Camp at the Winter Park Community Center will run from Monday, June 11, through Friday, August 17, 2012, and will include:

Summer Fun Camp (entering grades 1-5)
Registration > $ 25/child
Resident > $60/week
Resident (reduced lunch scholarship) > $10/week
Resident (free lunch scholarship) > $ 5/week
Non-resident > $80/week

Middle School Camp (entering grades 6-8)
$25/child > Registration
$35/week > Resident
$25/week > Resident (reduced lunch scholarship)
$25/week > Resident (free lunch scholarship)
$55/week > Non-resident

Junior Counselor Program (entering grades 9-12)
Applications available > Sunday, April 8
Turn-in deadline > Friday, May 18
– Teen leadership volunteer program is FREE.
– Learn valuable work experience and be positive role models for campers.
– Potential participants must apply & interview

For more information regarding the City of Winter Park’s Summer Camp program, please call 407‐599‐3275.

20th Annual Jeannette Genius McKean “Run for the Trees”

In honor of National Arbor Day, the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Winter Park will proudly host the 20th annual Jeannette Genius McKean 5K Memorial Run for the Trees. Event takes place April 28, 2012. This exciting 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk will begin at Showalter Field, located at 2525 Cady Way, and finish on beautiful Genius Drive which is open to the public only once a year for this magnificent event.

Funds raised from the event will support the Winter Park Tree Replacement Fund. Each “Run for the Trees” race participant will receive a commemorative T-shirt as well as a young tree to plant at a location of their choice. For specific race details and registration information, please visit