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  1. Light Up Groveland

    Join us on Saturday, December 8th for a full day of holiday activities. Elf Run 5K begins at 9am followed by the Groveland Downtown Festival Park Grand Opening and Holiday Wonder in the Park. The 27th Annual Christmas Parade begins at 4pm. Read on...
  2. Elf Run 5K

    Join us on December 8th for our Elf Run 5K to open up our newest park! The event will begin at 9AM at Groveland Downtown Festival Park (located at Crittenden St & N. Main St) and will follow Sampey Rd to SR 50 and head back west to the park. Register Here
  3. Playground Closures

    Beginning today, David Blanks Playground is closed for renovations. The entire park is closed. Lake David Playgrounds will close next week for renovations. The park will remain open, but the playground equipment will not be accessible. Read on...
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  1. Happy Thanksgiving

    Your Groveland Firefighters would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind everyone to be safe while cooking. Some of you may be deep frying Turkeys this year. If you are, please make sure to read all instructions and safety precautions that came with your fryer. 

    Per the National Fire Protection Association, nearly four times as many home cooking fires reportedly happen on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.

    Here are 5-Safety Tips:

    1) Prepare a safe place.

    • First and foremost, scout out a safe area at least ten (10) feet away from your home. Keep the fryer out of garages, decks, fences, as well as a safe distance away from trees. Keep all pets and children away from the area once you begin to cook. It would be wise to have a working fire extinguisher on hand just in case.

    2) Be careful around the oil.

    • Once the oil gets hat, it's easy for things to get messy. Don safety glasses, oven mitts and an apron to handle the fryer well before the oil starts to bubble. Make sure your fryer is on a flat, level space to carefully gauge the amount of oil needed. Do not use too much oil, if it spills on the burner, it could ignite.

    3) Get the temperature just right.

    • When cooking Turkey parts, the temperature should be at 325 degrees F. Follow the cooking instructions for the size of Turkey you have.

    4) Monitor the Turkey.

    • Using some type of temperature controls to monitor the oil temperature is a must. Slowly raise and lower the turkey into the fryer to minimize spills, and give your full attention to this process. Never leave the turkey unattended.

    5) Clean up cautiously.

    • Be sure to remove the turkey from the fryer slowly, turn off the heat and clean up only after the oil has cooled back down to its normal temperature.

    Here is a video made by State Farm Insurance click here.

    Here is a video of what could go wrong click here.

    Elf Run 5K 2018 Logo

    Light up Groveland FINAL flyer

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    GROVELAND (Oct. 22, 2018) – Groveland firefighters are wearing pink and selling pink T-shirts to raise money and awareness for Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation. The nonprofit is dedicated to raising awareness and providing services for women facing treatment for breast cancer.  

    The Foundation helps pay for cancer screenings, mammograms and serves as patient advocates, among other services.  
    During October, the firefighters are selling T-shirts throughout the city at a variety of businesses. Last year, Groveland firefighters raised more than $2,200 for the Foundation.  
    The T-shirts are available in children sizes for $10 and in adult sizes small – 3XL for $20.  
    Shirts can be purchased at Fire Station 95, at 450 W. Orange St., or at Station 94 at 193 Cherry Valley Trail.  
    Photo ID: (Left to right) Groveland firefighters Curtis Garvin, Patrick Pastular and Brian Quintus are shown wearing T-shirts being sold to support breast cancer awareness and services to help women facing treatment. The public can purchase the shirts at either Groveland fire station. 

    Take the Groveland's Future Survey

    The City of Groveland's Comprehensive Plan is a guide for growth and quality of life in the City. We want to hear from you about the future of the City.
     Your input will be used to identify community priorities for how our City should look, feel and function as we grow in the future.  We want to hear from you.  Please take this short survey

    Encuesta de futuro de grovelands en espanol  Spanish Version

    New Christmas Parade Route

    December 8, 2018 4pm

    2018 New Parade Route

    New Public Safety Complex Coming Late 2019

    Information coming soon

    Click photo to see floorplans

    17-025_Groveland PSC Final Render Revised  8-8-18

     Annual Back to School Bash at the Elese Tomlin Center
    Anointed Community Services held their annual Back to School Bash at the Else Tomlin Center on July 28th. School supplies were handed out, hot dogs were served, and Police and Fire were on hand. The Fire Department proved to the Police Department that they are the coolest Public Safety Department, by turning the basketball court into a splash pad! Kids and adults alike enjoyed the respite from the heat!


    David Blanks Playground Improvements

    New playground equipment has been purchased for David Blanks Playground. The equipment will be installed in early November.
    David Blanks Playground Equipment Rendering

    Lake David Park Improvements

    New playground equipment has been purchased for Lake David Park. The equipment will be installed in mid-November.
    KOMPAN 2-5 Playground
    KOMPAN 5-12 Playground

     Iowa Ave Water Main Improvements

     The project was approved for construction in February. Hartman Civil Construction was awarded the contract in March. The project involved replacing old asbestos cement and galvanized pipe water mains with new PVC and Polyethylene pipes. More than 4,700 feet of water mains were replaced on Iowa Avenue, Waldo Street, Warner Street and Swanson Street. In addition to the water mains, six old fire hydrants were replaced and six more were installed at strategic locations around the community. 
    Iowa Ave Water Main Improvements

     Little Free Library

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    Gateway Features 
    Groveland Gateway Feature

    Dedication Ceremony for new City of Groveland fire engine

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    Elese Tomlin Community Center Groundbreaking Ceremony 

    Ground Breaking Ceremony Picture 2

    Ground Breaking Ceremony Picture 1

    , Tuesday, November 6, 2018 

    Seats Available:

    District 1 (Mayor) - Currently held by Mayor Dina Sweatt

    District 3 - Currently held by council member Tim Louks
    District 5 - Currently held by council member John Griffin

    Qualifying begins at Noon Monday, June 18, 2018 and ends at Noon Friday, June 22, 2018.

    For more info. & candidate forms click link here: 2018 Elections

    Please contact Community Development at 352-429-2141 x237 for Fair Housing/EEO/Section 504/ADA
    "Accents" (Fair Housing PSA) 'Time Machine'-A Fair Housing Video

    2018 Lake County Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule

    Click Here to See Schedule