Tavistock Announces Central Florida’s First Outdoor Entertainment Venue Constructed Out Of Repurposed Shipping Containers

Lake Nona Town Center Venue to Include Restaurants, Beer Garden, Beach Volleyball Courts, Live Entertainment, Dog Park, and Playground

Orlando, Fla. – (Sept. 5, 2018) – Tavistock announced today plans for Boxi Park at Lake Nona™ – Central Florida’s first outdoor entertainment venue built with repurposed shipping containers. The 30,000-square-foot, family- and dog-friendly outdoor district will include a mix of restaurants and bars, beach volleyball courts, and a live entertainment venue. Boxi Park is planned to open in December 2018.

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Located in Lake Nona Town Center just south of SR 417 on Lake Nona Boulevard, Boxi Park will be among the first-of-its-kind on the East Coast integrating restaurants, an outdoor stage, and beach volleyball to create an open-air entertainment destination built using 14 containers arranged in one- and two-story configurations. The park’s design allows guests to explore different food and beverage options layered throughout the space including ample shaded seating, playground, and fenced dog park. Boxi Park’s stage will host a variety of local performers with regular programming scheduled for weekdays and weekends. The park will also include beach volleyball courts open to the public.

“Lake Nona is about connecting people,” said Jim Zboril, President of Tavistock Development Company, developer of the innovative community. “We have worked tirelessly to create engaging opportunities for our residents, businesses, and visitors – places to connect. Boxi Park will provide a unique entertainment venue to relax, grab a beer, let the kids run around, and enjoy the sunshine. We’re very excited to bring this new concept to Central Florida.”

Boxi Park will include curated food and beverage options showcasing different cuisines along with two full-service bars serving a selection of cocktails, wine and beer garden featuring its own craft beer line. With 14 unique concepts and 100 plus locations located throughout the United States, including Canvas Restaurant & Market and Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen in Lake Nona, Tavistock Restaurant Collection will leverage its culinary expertise to showcase a mix of original concepts and innovative partnerships.

“A collaborative venture between our Development and Restaurant companies, Boxi Park integrates forward-thinking development with culinary innovation,” said Charles B. Lewis, Senior Managing Director of Tavistock Group. “We’re leading the way in Central Florida on trends in sustainable design while evolving the concept of food halls to create a destination-worthy attraction. We’re really looking forward to using this platform to bring fresh F&B concepts to Lake Nona’s growing Town Center.”

Acting as an incubator for dining options, Boxi Park will feature a varying roster of restaurants. The park’s unique temporary structure allows the containers to be moved as Lake Nona Town Center expands.

Boxi Park will continue Lake Nona’s practice of incorporating community art into development projects using colorful flooring patterns with geometric shapes throughout the park and on the containers. Large, 60-foot Live Oak trees will help provide shade to guests. The trees are part of a bigger relocation initiative from Tavistock Development Company to preserve and move more than 100 trees from wetlands located on the southern border of Lake Nona.

Boxi Park is the latest addition to the 100-acre Lake Nona Town Center which recently announced Cinépolis as the anchor movie theater tenant set to open in 2020. Currently, the Town Center includes two award-winning hotels, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, Jacq & Jack full-service salon and barbershop, a Class-A office building, LandonHouse apartment community, and the flagship location of Drive Shack. In addition to Boxi Park, Town Center will also open Pixon, a modern apartment community, Park Pizza & Brewing Co., and the new BBA Aviation/Signature Flight Support headquarters by the end of 2018.

Complimentary parking for Boxi Park will be available in the adjacent surface lot or the five-story central parking structure featuring Lake Nona’s interactive landmarks, The Beacon and Code Wall.

Located on the northwest corner of Lake Nona Boulevard and Tavistock Lakes Boulevard, Boxi Park is scheduled to open in December 2018 just in time for the holiday season.

For more information on Boxi Park, please visit BoxiParkwww.lakenona.com or @BoxiParkLakeNona on Facebook and Instagram.


Orlando’s Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in America with more than 10 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities.  Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, the large-scale, master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, a Health & Life Sciences Cluster, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential whilst being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology. A smart and connected community, Lake Nona is wired for the future, providing a no-limits foundation for individuals and companies to thrive. For more information, visit www.www.lakenona.com 


Tavistock Development Company is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group specializing in planning, design, finance, construction and development of groundbreaking projects. Tavistock Development Company’s real estate portfolio is highlighted by the 17-square-mile, master-planned community Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, as well as The Green at Lakewood Ranch, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Sunbridge and The Grove in Windermere. For more information, visit www.tavistockdevelopment.com


Tavistock Restaurant Collection is a portfolio of award-winning restaurant concepts including Abe & Louie’s, Atlantic Fish Co., Atlas, AquaKnox, Blackhawk Grille, Cafe del Rey, Canvas Restaurant & Market, Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Cañonita, Coach Grill, Joe’s American Bar & Grill, Napa Valley Grille, Timpano, and ZED451. Upcoming projects include Park Pizza & Brewing Co. and Boxi Park, both to be located at Lake Nona Town Center. For more information, visit www.tavistockrestaurantcollection.com.


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