Marketing and Public Communication Office
Welcome to the City of Ocala's News and Press Release page. Here you will find press releases from the City of Ocala's Office of Public Communication. If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact Katie Hunnicutt, Marketing and Communication Manager at 352-401-3978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
02/16/2018 4:57 PM
Sessions will be held Thursdays, April 5 through June 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at various locations throughout the city.
02/09/2018 9:37 AM
The City of Ocala splash pads located at Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Ave., and Lillian Bryant Park, 2200 NW 17th Pl., will reopen to the public Saturday, March 10.
02/20/2018 2:34 PM
The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala Friday, March 2 from 6 to 9 p.m.
02/19/2018 10:36 AM
A dedication ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m. for Jim Kirk Park.
02/14/2018 9:19 AM
The Discovery Center’s newest exhibit, Wild Weather, is currently open to the public and will be on display through Saturday, April 28 at the Discovery Center located at 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
02/07/2018 8:26 AM
The playground at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave., will be temporarily closed for maintenance beginning Monday, Feb. 5.
02/02/2018 12:38 PM
The City of Ocala Recreation and Parks Department will host the annual Cattle Drive and Cowboy Round-Up event Saturday, Feb. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Tuscawilla Park, 500 NE Sanchez Ave.
02/02/2018 9:50 AM
Thursday, Jan. 25, the City of Ocala received the results of the Insurance Services Office (ISO) Public Protection Classification (PPC™) evaluation. The report indicated the City of Ocala would improve from a Class 3/8B to an improved rating of 2/2Y for fire insurance.
01/31/2018 10:33 AM
A dedication ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 2 at 10:30 a.m. for the E. L. Foster Walking Trail, formerly the 31st Street Start! Walking Trail.
01/29/2018 4:35 PM
Due to construction for the Watula Avenue Roadway Improvement Project, Phase 1, portions of Watula Avenue will be closed beginning Monday, Feb. 5 and are expected to re-open in early April 2018.
01/24/2018 4:08 PM
The City of Ocala will host ‘BOBA: Beginning of Bolted Art,” a biennial sculpture reception, Thursday, Feb. 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Tuscawilla Art Park, 223 NE Fifth St.
01/24/2018 11:09 AM
The City of Ocala will host a silent surplus auction Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 9 a.m. to noon.
01/24/2018 8:41 AM
Effective Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, the City of Ocala’s One-Stop Permit Center is now offering its contractor customers the ability to apply for permits, submit plans for review and pay fees directly online.
01/17/2018 3:48 PM
Effective Monday, Feb. 5, the City of Ocala Building Department will implement new hours of operation.
01/17/2018 10:25 AM
As part of its series of community conversations, the Racial Harmony and Cultural Awareness Task Force will host “An Evening with Meklit: Music, Arts, and Cultural Activism” Friday, Feb. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at IHMC located at 15 SE Osceola Ave.
01/12/2018 2:47 PM
The City of Ocala will host two community meetings Thursday, Jan. 18 at noon and 5:30 p.m. at the Brick City Center for the Arts, 23 SW Broadway St. to solicit community feedback on a proposed form-based code zoning district that will apply to the downtown area.
01/12/2018 11:31 AM
Below is a list of additional events and activities happening at the Discovery Center, 701 NE Sanchez Ave., Saturday, Jan. 20 in collaboration with the Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band concert at Tuscawilla Park.
01/11/2018 1:58 PM
In preparation for the NE Eighth Avenue Road Diet Project beginning in February 2018, the City of Ocala will host two community meetings Thursday, Jan. 11 at noon and 6 p.m. at the Discovery Center located at 701 NE Sanchez Ave.
01/05/2018 3:47 PM
Due to the installation of a Suntree Filtration Box in the Drainage Retention Area #51a temporary road closure will be in effect at NE Third Street from NE 18th to NE 19th Avenue Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
01/04/2018 3:10 PM