Cocoa City Council Names Recreation Facility After Emma Jewel Charter Academy Founder Thomas Cole
By Space Coast Daily // February 26, 2022
Cocoa City Council unanimously approved the resolution to rename the area
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA, FLORIDA – The Emma Jewel/Diamond Square CRA Master Stormwater Recreation Area has been unanimously approved by the Cocoa City Council to be renamed the Thomas Cole Stormwater Recreation Area.
As a result of a request from District 1 Councilman Alex Goins during the Jan. 25 council meeting, the council approved the resolution to rename the area after the founder and leader of the Emma Jewel Charter Academy.
This recreation area was previously leased by Emma Jewel Charter Academy as part of the Academy’s grounds.
In 2017, through a collaboration with Cole and Emma Jewel Charter Academy, the City of Cocoa purchased the property to construct a master stormwater facility to better serve the redeveloping residential and commercial properties in that area of the Diamond Square community.
In making the announcement, a City of Cocoa official said Cole has instilled a passion for learning not only in his scholars that attend the school but also in the surrounding community.
“His impact has led to creating responsible and productive members of our community that have and will continue to have a positive impact for years to come,” said the official.
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