Association of Poinciana Villages Announces Grand Opening of New Vance Harmon Park Facilities


The Association of Poinciana Villages and its Board of Directors are excited to announce the grand opening of phase one of the new Vance Harmon Park.  After more than four years of planning and construction, the Mary Jane Arrington Gym and Aquatic Center at Vance Harmon will welcome guests for the first time on May 13th.

“This is a very exciting time for the Association of Poinciana Villages,” said Mark Maldonado, APV General Manager.  “These new facilities have been years in the making, and this entire community has put a lot of time, energy and money into making them truly spectacular.  We are thrilled to be celebrating the completion of phase one of this project.”

The community will celebrate the grand opening with an inauguration on May 13th.  There will be open swim time, fireworks and even a live scuba demonstration.

The pool holds 285,000 gallons of water and offers 25-meter swim lanes, 12-foot diving wells, two diving boards and handicap lifts.  That means the local high school swim teams will soon be able to practice and hold meets there.  The sports complex, which boasts 16-thousand square feet of space, will provide restrooms and a locker room for those using the pool as well as a gym, meeting rooms and a warming kitchen. Outside features include a fitness trail around the pond, a multi-use lawn for sports and outdoor activities, a movie lawn and an outdoor pavilion.

“Residents in Osceola County and Poinciana have waited a long time for facilities of this caliber,” said Commissioner Brandon Arrington who serves District 3 in Osceola County.  “This aquatics center offers a host of opportunities and will serve everyone from toddlers who are learning to swim, to our high school athletes, adults and seniors.  This wonderful and beautiful amenity will truly be a showcase piece for APV residents and the surrounding communities.”

Phase two of the project, which is expected to be completed within the next year, will include renovations to the football and softball fields, two new outdoor basketball courts, two playgrounds, a dog park and an amphitheater.

“This has been a true team effort between the Board of Directors of the Association of Poinciana Villages and Osceola County and we are very appreciative of such a great partnership,” said Maldonado.  “Everyone involved in this project is looking forward to seeing residents take full advantage of everything the new sports complex and aquatic center have to offer.”

About the Association of Poinciana Villages

The Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. (APV) is one of the largest homeowners associations in the United States. The 47,000-acre, unincorporated, suburban community encompasses both Polk and Osceola counties perfectly nestled between Haines City and Kissimmee, Florida. The community is enriched by more than 26,000 homes, 200 businesses and more than a dozen recreational parks. There are more than 50,000 deeded homeowners and approximately 150,000 residents who have enjoyed a vibrant sense of community since Poinciana’s inception in 1972. The Association of Poinciana Villages maintains its core vision of continuing to be one of the best places in all of central Florida to live and raise a family. Visit for more information.

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