IN THE COMMUNITY
Growth calls for upgrades to parks
C ape Coral voters recently supported the 2018 Parks GO Bond, a whopping $60 million expansion of the city’s parks and recreation amenities. The 15-year bond will include adding seven neighborhood parks, three community parks, and making improvements to at least 19 existing parks such as Lake Kennedy and Cape Coral
Yacht Club. Plus, the development of Yellow Fever Creek Environmental Park is in the works. Improvements begin this year, and new parks will be added between 2020 and 2028.
“In addition to the new parks, Cape residents will see upgrades at the existing parks—everything from new playground equipment to more shade structures to pavilions to park benches to picnic tables to more parking areas, lighting, sidewalks and even Wi-Fi,” explains Maureen Buice, public information specialist for the City of Cape Coral.
Forbes ranked Cape Coral/Fort Myers first among America’s fastest-growing cities of 2017, and the population has increased more than 16% in the past 10 years, so the need to add more parks and upgrades is essential for everyone’s greater enjoyment.
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Rotary Park is scheduled for improvements such as playground sun shades and WiFi.