North Santa Rosa

Newly renovated, all-inclusiveOptimist Park reopens July 16

Optimist Park is Santa Rosa County’s most recent recreation area to receive an all-inclusive renovation. The soon-to-be popular playground now features a “lumber mill town” theme with ADA-friendly equipment depicting elements of the area’s history of river and rail transportation. The 17.8-acre park, located off Old Bagdad Highway at the corner of Parkmore Plaza in Milton, reopens with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, July 16 at 4 p.m.
New pour-in-place rubberized surfacing makes the play area accessible for those of all abilities. ADA-friendly play structures are designed for two age groups: two through five and five through 12. Two shade structures and four benches offer a comfortable area for rest. An ADA-compliant sidewalk system provides interconnectivity throughout the majority of the facility, which also features two baseball fields, a pavilion and a dog park.
“We are excited to open another new all-accessible facility for our citizens and their families,” said Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole, District 2. “We invite the public to join us in the ribbon-cutting celebration on Monday to see this beautiful new park for themselves.”
The project cost of $300,000 was funded through the local option sales tax and District 2 recreational dollars. County crews completed the demolition and construction projects while contractors installed equipment and paved the parking lot. ADA upgrades to the walking track and restroom improvements are on schedule for future enhancements.

Posted by on Jul 15 2018. Filed under Announcements, Events, Local. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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