Leesburg Current Newsletter (April - June 2021)
Aquatic Facility and Teen Center Moving Forward
structural elements. Unfortunately, there was a design delay, so the opening date has been pushed back. Construction should be finished by mid-August with an anticipated formal opening on Labor Day.
The Teen Enrichment Center is set to begin construction in mid-March. The facility will be located adjacent to the city gymnasium on Griffin Road and will offer recreational, educational and enrichment programs for area youth. It is being developed in partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Florida. The goal is to have the center open by early 2022.
The Electric Department’s Energy Efficiency Rebate Program offers rebates for upgrading eligible appliances. Rebates are applied as a credit to the customer’s utility bill and are available to owner-occupied Leesburg electric residential customers who install equipment that meets program criteria.
Rebate funds are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms and additional information are available on the Electric Department page of the city website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/electric. Customers can also call 352-728-9786 ext. 2066 for details.
The Public Works Department launched a Water Conservation Incentive Program in October. This initiative is designed to reduce water waste by encouraging customers to upgrade inefficient household fixtures and irrigation systems. Rebate amounts vary based on the item being upgraded.
To report electric outages, call the Leesburg
The system uses the phone number associated with your utility account. To update your account information, visit the Customer Service page of our website at www.LeesburgFlorida.gov or call the Customer Service Department at 352-728-9800
Summer Fun at the Library
This annual program encourages Central Florida children and the adults in their lives to read the same book with discussions and educational activities related to the book published in the newspaper and online. The goal of the program is to encourage all children to be reading on grade level by age nine, an age when students must make the transition from learning to read, to reading to learn.
The 2021 One Book One Community program will run from April 11 – May 9, 2021 and will include book activities, virtual read-alouds, community events and a teacher contest. The Leesburg Public Library is providing a read- aloud on Facebook Live on Tuesday, April 13 at 10:30 am to kick it off! Attendees will receive a free book to keep.
There will be 8 weeks of a variety of programs featuring interactive fun filled events, 5 days a week. Weekly and bi- weekly programs include: Video Gaming programs featuring Switch and PS4, Story Time Online, Family Crafters Online videos with take and make kits, Teen Toad videos with take home kits, virtual escape rooms and more. Programs are always free! Giveaways, prize drawings and brag tags awarded.
For more information on these and other programs, call 352-728-9790 or visit www.LeesburgFlorida.gov/library.
Recreation Department News
BRUNCH WITH THE EASTER BUNNY: April 3rd
Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy egg decorating, crafts and kid friendly food. Cost is $8 per person. Must pre- register.
Come out for a fun day on the water at Venetian Gardens. Learn the basics of kayaking/canoeing. Equipment
is provided. Cost is $10 per person. Must pre-register.
BOATING ADVENTURE: May 1st
Learn the basics boating with info from the Leesburg Fire Dept., Coast Guard Auxiliary, Sea Tow & Holiday Marine. Cost is $5 per person. Must pre-register.
BOAT, MUSIC & FOOD TRUCK DAY: May 15th
Come to Ski Beach via land or lake for a fun day for the whole family. Enjoy food trucks and entertainment starting at 10am. Kayak, canoe and jet ski rentals will be available. Boat vendors on site.
6TH ANNUAL BOUNCE-A-PALOOZA: June 26th
Bring the family out to enjoy bounce houses, water slides, dunk tank, corn hole tournament and much more. $5 ticket includes entrance to all inflatables. Tickets on sale May 1st.
HO DABNEY POOL OPERATING HOURS AND EVENTS
Host families are needed this summer for Leesburg Lightning baseball players and interns. These are college students with the Florida Collegiate Summer League who have their own transportation. Late May through Early August (10 weeks). Email Erin at email@example.com for more information.
For information about July 4th activities and other events,
please visit www.LeesburgPartnership.com