The Thornton Park Neighborhood Association is a free, voluntary organization composed of the residents of Orlando’s historic Thornton Park Neighborhood, in downtown Orlando, Florida, USA.
The definition of Thornton Park has always been a bit fuzzy. There are actually three different, overlapping jurisdictions. The first is the “Thornton Park Neighborhood”, a City of Orlando designated neighborhood shown above. It is bordered on the north by Robinson Street, the west by Summerlin Ave, the south by the 408 and the east by Brown Ave, but not including the area around Lake Lawsona (refer to the map—it’s easier as a picture!).
Most of Thornton Park is part of the larger Lake Lawsona Historic District, which includes part of the Lawsona/Fern Creek Neighborhood.
There is also the Thornton Park District (TPD), set up by the National Historic Trust’s Main Street program. This is a business district with paid membership, and includes the Washington Street and Summerlin Ave establishments, but also the businesses stretching west towards downtown along Central Ave and Eola Drive.
We all work together for the benefit of the community, and are open to all!
We meet quarterly to hear updates from our City Commissioner and OPD Liaison Officer, plan events, and form special interest committees.
Past projects of our group include the installation of the Thornton Park fountain on Washington Street, and the entrance sign at Robinson Street and Mills Avenue.