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Learn about current Recreation and Parks projects that are in progress!

(Updates ongoing. Check back regularly.)


ADA Plan

The FY19 project includes sidewalk installation at Highlands East, Highlands West, Walker Park, Jervey Gantt, Lamb and Nature park. Highlands East, Highlands West, Lamb Park and Nature Park are Complete. Remaining parks scheduled to be completed by end of Summer. 

Discovery Center Lift

100% plans submitted by Architect.  Corrected plans submitted for second internal review.  Comments due back 8/2.

Fisher Park Play Equipment Replacement

Replacement of existing play structure. Equipment has been delivered.  Installation scheduled for August/September.

Fort King National Historic Landmark Fort Reconstruction, Creek Restoration, Driveway, East Lot Prep, Visitor Center Upgrades, Interpretive Signage and Blacksmith Shop

Phase I construction complete.  Siding on block houses complete.   Electric install complete.  Lighting under walkways complete.  ADA sidewalk installation complete. Interior ADA pathway to be complete by end of September.

Pond restoration complete. Staff has completed a plan for landscaping and restoration of plants and trees. Planting will be ongoing.  Project complete. 

This project will ready the East lot site for future development and potential short term use as overflow parking for events at Fort King NHL.  Survey complete.  Engineering provided topo/elevations plan. Engineering provided design for demolition and grading work.  On site meeting with Engineering held on July 3rd.  Meeting with Public Works to develop timeline and work plan scheduled for 8/7. 

Project to update and upgrade interpretive signage at the site and inside the Fort. Grant for Division of Historical Resources submitted.   The Florida DHR grant panel review meeting was held. Notification from state of grant award. Grant agreement submitted for legal review. Agreement and Budget Resolution to go to council on August 20

This project will be to build a blacksmith shop outside of the existing Fort location.  Grant for Division of Historical Resources submitted.  The Florida DHR grant panel review meeting was held September 5 and 6.   Notification received from the state that Grant was NOT funded.   Staff to work with FKHA on funding alternatives. 

Magnolia Relief Sculpture

Project complete.

Multipurpose Community CenterDesign/Build

Scope of work finalized and out to bid.  Proposals received  June 27.  Selection Committee meeting held on July 2.  Presentations held July 23.  Presentation to the hospital board held on July 29th - Received notification of funding approval.  MOU to be developed by staff.   Final presentations by shortlisted proposers scheduled for August 22. 

Parks Operations Locker Room/Renovation

This project includes converting an existing storage room located at the Parks Operations Center into a multi-stall restroom/locker room. Architect contract executed.  Plans at 100%. Intent to Award issued. Contract being developed by Procurement.  Schedule to take to Council on August 20.

Park Sign Replacement Program

Digital signs for Tuscawilla, MLK, Jervey Gantt and Clyatt are complete and functional. Production of MLK, Jervey Gantt, and Tuscawilla rules signs are complete.  Installation of MLK and Tuscawilla are complete.  Other rules signs in production.

Recreation and Parks Master Plan Update

Evaluation report for progress on master plan goals underway.  List of goals complete.  Currently working on narrative report on each goal and updating LOS for each district.

Scott Springs Trail Extension

This project includes the trail extension to the east on Cala Hills property and an extension to the west to connect to the sidewalks on the adjacent road.  Survey has revised the legal description and sketch for the easement needed from the Cala Hills group.   Staff working through engineering estimate that is over budget.  Meeting with Engineering CIP group to discuss on August 12.