Pine Island Park Renovations: Pine Island Park consists of seven (7) multi-purpose natural grass fields, separate small concession/storage and restroom buildings and a modest parking lot located at the north end of the park. This recreation facility is heavily used today for sanctioned soccer programs. There is a demand to accommodate additional sanctioned sports such as Lacrosse. The existing building and parking facilities struggle to meet existing needs and simply will not be capable of meeting planned future needs. Additionally, the existing grass turf fields suffer from poor drainage, resulting in flooded fields during even modest rain events, halting play and disrupting planned events. The City will re-construct Pine Island Park. All seven (7) fields will be completely re-designed to address drainage. Parking will be provided on an adjacent parcel to the east of the park that the City currently owns. New concession/restroom and meeting room/maintenance buildings will be included.
Central Park Multi-purpose Building Renovations: The existing Central Park multi-purpose building houses Parks & Recreation Department administrative staff and includes a small exercise room, game room, single basketball court gymnasium, general purpose locker rooms, modest office space for aquatics program staff, a few small classrooms, modest storage rooms and customary restroom facilities. The existing building can barely meet current program and staffing needs. Noise from daily activities in the building impacts administrative staff operations, making for very difficult working conditions. The existing building layout and access to the building does not permit an efficient operation for programs in the building or aquatics program. Planned future expansion of programs will only worsen these conditions. The City will renovate the existing building through re-design of the building interior. Building additions will be included to accommodate the aquatic program and a 2nd gymnasium area.
Sunset Park/Central Park Lighting: The City has recently standardized sports field lighting equipment throughout the City to be provided through Musco Sports Lighting, LLC (Musco). Existing metal halide sports field lighting serving Central Park and Sunset Park are planned to be retrofitted with LED lighting on existing light poles. The City will supply all sports field lighting equipment to a selected contractor for installation.
Pop Travers Renovations: The existing concession/office/restroom building serving Pop Travers Fields located at 6250 SW 16th Street, Plantation, FL 33317 is outdated and can no longer meet the needs of the facility. A small grounds maintenance building on site also can no longer meet the needs of the facility. The City will construct a new single-story concession/restroom/office/grounds maintenance building to be located close to the main entrance to the fields. Resurfacing of existing asphalt paving surfaces throughout the facility is included in the project scope or work.
Multi-Use Recreational Trail (MURT) Re-construction: An existing 4’ wide concrete sidewalk and 4’ wide asphalt path run parallel to each other along the west side of SW 54th Avenue from Peters Road north to Broward Blvd. and along the north side of NW 8th Street (a/k/a Plantation Road) from NW 69th Avenue east to East Acre Drive.
North Acres Park Development: The City owns 2 tracts of land totaling approximately 15 acres in Plantation Acres located at 12001 NW 21st Court, Plantation, FL 33323. The west 5 acres is occupied by a small passive park with a playground area and parking lot. The City has conceptualized expanding into the east 10 acres to construct a meandering exercise trail with exercise stations, together with sodding, irrigation, modest tree plantings, a low perimeter fence and resurfacing of the existing parking lot.