Thank you for your interest in current and upcoming Parks and Recreation projects. We understand that recreation facilities, parks and trails are important to you and we are working hard to make improvements that satisfy our growing community recreation needs and desires.
Project Contractor: J.A. Dawson Co.
1. Armstrong Park-300 West Lakeview Avenue-Opened April 26, 2019
2. Parker Circle Park-601 Parker Circle Opened June 1, 2019
MORE PLAYGROUNDS COMING SOON!
3. Springdale Park-600 East Brent Lane
4. Tierre Verde Park-5850 Reynosa Drive
Morris Court Park Reconstruction
Morris Court Park was recently renovated with improvements including a new walking path, pavilion, landscaping, and new basketball courts. A new playground was previously installed at Morris Court Park in 2018. Mayor Grover Robinson along with city and county officials and neighborhood residents and guests celebrated the reopening of the park on Saturday, August 31, 2019.
Project budget: $300,000
Contractor: Emerald Coast Construction
Bayview Resource Center
Construction began on the replacement Bayview Resource Center in February 2019. Bayview Resource Center will be an exciting new addition to Bayview Park. The facility, which replaces the former community center that was demolished in 2015, will provide more accessible uses and waterfront access for the community to enjoy. The building is designed to be an active and highly social building that also reinforces the importance of Bayou Texar as a natural asset, and supports continued improvements of and around Bayou Texar.
The community center portion of the facility will include a large event space which can be separated into two smaller event spaces, meeting rooms, a catering kitchen, fitness room, and staff offices. A large open lobby welcomes guests to the facility and there are multiple decks and balconies offering sweeping views of the waterfront. There is also space for storage of kayak, SUP, and rowing sculls to provide a home for paddle sports and non-motorized water activities. There will also be indoor and outdoor access to restrooms.
The Bayview Senior Center will remain in its current location adjacent to the new community center and will see relief from program crowding as well as improved access to parking. Construction is expected to be complete late summer 2020.
Project Budget: $6.5 million
Contractor: Hewes and Company
Architects: Caldwell and Associates
BAYVIEW SENIOR CENTER Renovation
The Bayview Senior Center is currently undergoing renovations, which began in fall, 2018 and was expected to be complete in late winter or early spring, 2019. The original renovations to the facility included new restrooms to meet Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility standards, new carpeting, safety handrails and interior painting. After work commenced on the project, contractors uncovered hidden water damage and therefore, the project timeline and budget have been amended to allow for the additional work. The new anticipated completion date is early 2020.
Bayview Senior Center's programs are currently operating out of Sanders Beach-Corinne Jones Resource Center. For a list of programming with locations please visit the Bayview Senior Center page.
Amended Project budget: $715,000
Contractor: A.E. New Jr.