Rotary Park

imageOur Rotary Club proudly completed this project in 2002. A peaceful retreat in downtown Lake Plaicd, the park is located between two of our famous murals. A water feature houses several Koi and lush landscaping adorns the small, but pleasant park.

The park was renovated in 2021 with new plantings and signage. A statue was placed, showing a dragon reading a book. Locally, the mascots of our public schools are dragons, so this is appropriate.



It is an ever-changing world,
With each moment fleeting fast.
All too soon the memory of the things we do,
Becomes a cycle with the past.

E. Hall, 2005


Scholarship Programs

The Lake Placid Noon Rotary provides continuing education scholarships to graduating seniors in our community. Application can be made at the guidence office of the school.

Additionally, we provide a scholarship to a cadet for the Law Enforcement Academy in memory of William Gentry, Jr., Highlands County Sheriff's Deputy gunned down in the line of duty. The eligible cadet is chosen by the Sheriff.


The Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders is an exciting program offering leadership development for high potential students. Aimed at rising junior and senior high school students with strong leadership qualities, this program helps participants increase self-confidence, practice and engage in team building, improve vital communication skills and learn to appreciate different leadership styles. In this area, ST4L is sponsored by Rotary Districts 6890, 6950 and 6960. Approximately 150 delegates are chosen from Rotary Clubs throughout the area to attend. Typically, Lake Placid Noon Rotary sponsors at least one delegate.

Dictionaries for 4th Graders

For many years, our club has joined with other clubs in District 6890 to provide paperback dictionaries at no charge to every student in 4th grade in our community. Dictionaries are purchased and distributed with the help of Rotary volunteers and our school is Lake Country Elementary.

Support for Community Projects

The Lake Placid Noon Rotary is proud to support community projects. Numerous small grants have been given to area organizations for their operating programs. Among others, we support Miracle League and Youth Sports, supplement local schools, donate to theHighway Park Neighborhood Preservation, the Lake Placid Library and provide car seats for free distribution to the Lake Placid Police Department.

Where Does the Money Come From?

The vast majority of our funds are raised annually at the World Famous Wild Game Dinner. You can learn more about that project here.

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Rotary Park

Here are some historical and current photos of Rotary Park. This 5 year project was completed and dedicated in 2002. Click on any thumbnail photo to see the full size photo.



Since Rotary Park was conceived, there has been a lot of sweat equity invested. Countless man-hours have been donated, but one man has made this project his own. The park is being renovated during 2021.