Clermont holds grand opening for Victory Pointe
CLERMONT — A standing room only crowd turned out Friday morning as Clermont held a grand opening for Victory Pointe, a stormwater treatment system/passive park and event venue.
The festivities included speeches, tours, live music by saxophonist Jay Guess and a performance by the Cypress Gardens Water Ski Team.
Located near downtown, Victory Pointe features ponds, boardwalks, docks, an area for staging athletic events, and a 40-foot observation tower.
It has been under construction for just over a year, and crews worked all night to make the place presentable for the big day.
“We’ve been waiting for this for years, and look what it came to be,” Mayor Gail Ash told the crowd. “You have to see it. Enjoy it. Come down. Stroll around. Have fun.”
City manager Darren Gray was the master of ceremonies, and representatives from all the city’s funding partners were present: State of Florida, St. Johns River Water Management District, Lake County, and Lake County Water Authority.