No, we would put the boardwalk around any established trees.
We will be all-natural surfaces used for the elevated walking path through the nature trail.
We will install a solid wall of landscape that goes from the property on the east side all the way across to shield and buffer the fire station from the neighborhood to the north
We are working with our city Forrester to start the process of pruning trees to be places in other areas throughout the park. All healthy trees will be relocated. The process for moving trees will take approximately four months.
The benches and trees which are dedicated by families will be respectfully moved to a new location within the park.
The earliest we can expect to see construction begin would be April 2021.
No, Safety Town will not shut down during construction. As part of our RFP going out for a contractor, it will include specs that must maintain operations at Safety Town. It will be the responsibility of the contractor to make Safety Town safe and operational for use.
Kiwanis Park, including the nature trail, will be a dawn to dusk park. There will be gates places at the entryways of the nature trail, along with security features.
Yes, the city will have a link on our website with construction updates for the public to view as well as on social media.
The project will be phased allowing the park to remain open during construction. First, we will prepare the site, build the new fire station while starting the walking trails and the nature area. Lastly, we will start the renovation of Fire Station 64 because the Fire fighters must operate out of there until the new station is done.
As we enhance the nature theme of the park, the playground is going to match that nature theme.
No, it is within the new code that you are not allowed to raid over onto someone else’s property. The engineer will show that the lighting that is added is staying on that property.
Yes, there will be gates at the community center and the entryways of the nature trail, along with security features.
Yes, we would like for most of the lighting if not all, to be powered by solar light in all areas of the park.
No, the city does not intend to disturb or remove any wildlife.
If your property is on the main street and closer to a fire station, that property value is not affected by the location of the fire station. It is only affected by the property being on a main street.
Yes, the city will have cameras installed at each entrance of the gate and the gates will be locked.
No, this building was originally built as a community center. Over the years, residents have asked for more room for senior programs and activities. We felt this was the perfect opportunity to provide a much-needed multi-use space for our growing community and recreation programs.
The different types of sports and structured games will be programmed through the Parks and Recreation Department.
It will be the same linear feet, but the final design is not complete.
We are looking into options.
The landscaping along the canal is currently being designed.
The conversation is in progress.
It is not required for the project.
Yes, that’s for the fire suppression system for the building.
Please call the Park & Recreation Department at 954-345-2200 or if it’s after hours, call the non-emergency number at 954-344-1800.
No, however a portion of the walkway will remain open during construction.