West Melbourne Community Park Phase I To Be Completed This Summer
By Space Coast Daily // April 30, 2015
old Max K. Rodes Park
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Construction of the first phase of improvements towards the ultimate complete redevelopment of West Melbourne Community Park continues to progress well.
West Melbourne Community Park, the old Max K. Rodes Park, was donated by Brevard County to the City of West Melbourne in 2011.
The City Council, after extensive public, focus group and Parks and Recreation Advisory Board input, approved a master plan for the renovation of the park in 2012.
Phase I construction started in late 2014, and is scheduled to be completed this summer.
For safety reasons, during construction, the park continues to be closed to the public.
Phase I improvements include new drainage, water, sewer, electrical, parking and significant Brevard Field of Dreams improvements.
The City is contributing $1.25 million in local funding for this first phase, the State of Florida is contributing $2,050,000 and Brevard County, through the use of tourist development tax revenues, is contributing $300,000 towards first phase Brevard Field of Dreams improvements.
Brevard Field of Dreams is continuing to solicit donations for the development of new ball fields that are specifically designed to serve persons with special needs.
Promise in Brevard is developing plans for the Promise Café, Bakery and Ice Cream Shop, a community
gathering place that will be developed in Phase II and that will become the focal point of the redeveloped park.
Promise employs persons with special needs at the Promise Thrift Shoppe in the Metro West Shopping Center at U.S. 192 and Wickham, and will be developing a housing and vocational opportunity
campus off of Norfolk Parkway just west of the new West Melbourne 12 movie theaters.
CLICK HERE for more information about Promise in Brevard.