IN THE COM­MU­NITY

Growth calls for up­grades to parks

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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.

Find out more at capec­o­ral.net/gob­ond

Ro­tary Park is sched­uled for im­prove­ments such as play­ground sun shades and WiFi.

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