Fredd Atkins Park closed through Jan. 19 for redesign
For Immediate Release: January 4, 2018
Contact: Kate Flexter, Communications Specialist 941-928-3988
Sarasota, FL: Fredd Atkins Park, located at the corner of U.S. 301 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, is closed through Friday, January 19 as the park is redesigned to an open park setting.
In October, crews began the first phase of the project, removing the gazebo in the area to make way for new seating and enhanced landscaping.
Now, the restrooms and retaining walls will be removed, followed by the installation of a new irrigation system and sod.
The park will reopen to the public on Saturday, January 20, with some additional work continuing in the weeks following.
This project is part of the City’s larger goal to revitalize the Newtown community by stimulating the economy, encouraging development and enhancing existing recreation facilities, like Fredd Atkins Park.
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