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Fredd Atkins Park closed through Jan. 19 for redesign

For Immediate Release: January 4, 2018

Post Date:01/04/2018 11:00 AM

Contact:  Kate Flexter, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988
kate.flexter@sarasotafl.gov

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.

 Fredd Atkins Park Redesign

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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