Friday, May 23, 2008

Beachfront Park - Update 5-24-08

Check out today's News Journal, apparently this is NOT a done deal as the city scrambles for funding.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that a state land-acquisition program is funding the purchase of 3-acres for a beachside park at the end of Esther Street in New Smyrna, this is designed to provide improved public access to the beach and the Atlantic Ocean, help with restoring the sea-turtle nesting habitat and reduce urban flooding.

The city is planning to build a picnic pavilion, playground, sand volleyball area, wildlife observation platform, fitness trail and an amphitheater.

The city of New Smyrna Beach will get $2.88 million from the Florida Communities Trust and will provide a local match of $4.32 million for the Esther Street Beachfront Park.

If you are not familiar Esther Street is located just North of Flagler Ave. Part of this three acres is a large vacant lot at Esther and the Atlantic with a seawall that is a graffiti, beer bottle and trash magnet.

A park will be a great addition to this area.


Ellen said...

Did you take that picture?

NSB Mom said...

Yes I did, with my old camera. Crazy!