Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department Announces Closing of Playgrounds at Four City Parks

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The playgrounds were found to be outdated and beyond their useful lifespan

The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department has announced the closing of playgrounds at four city parks. The playgrounds were found to be outdated and beyond their useful lifespan following an inspection by Parks staff. (City of Palm Bay image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department has announced the closing of playgrounds at four city parks.

The playgrounds were found to be outdated and beyond their useful lifespan following an inspection by Parks staff.

The findings were also confirmed by Advanced Recreational Concepts, a regional playground equipment provider. The playgrounds will be removed, and input will be sought from the public on possible future consideration of replacement.

“It’s bittersweet to retire four of our playgrounds. They have served the Palm Bay community for years,” said Parks and Recreation Director Fred Poppe.

“I hope our residents take this as an opportunity to visit some of the other great recreational facilities we have here in Palm Bay.”

The parks are scheduled for closure are:

  • Liberty Park, located at 895 Carlyle Avenue SE
  • Oakwood Park, located at 490 Koutnik Road SE
  • Riviera Park, located at 550 Riviera Drive NE
  • Veterans Memorial Park, located at 2201 Port Malabar Boulevard NE

The public is encouraged to visit playgrounds located at nearby parks:

Near Liberty Park and Oakwood Park, visit Inspiration Park located at 751 Consumer Street SE. Near Riviera Park, visit Arc Park, located at 1381 Riviera Drive NE.  Near Veterans Memorial Park, visit the Tony Rosa Community Center, located at 1502 Port Malabar Boulevard NE.

The Parks and Recreation department will be soliciting input from residents in those neighborhoods via surveys hung on residents’ doors.

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The surveys may be returned by mail, dropped off at the playgrounds, or completed online HERE. 

The deadline to submit surveys is January 15, 2020.

For more information, please visit www.facebook.com/pbflparkswww.PlayPalmBay.org, or call 321-953-8912.

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