City of Palm Coast to Open New Waterfront Park Sept. 25th

The new park is located along the Intracoastal Waterway just north of Grand Haven. It ties into the City’s extensive trail system.

Palm Coast, FL – September 13, 2010 – Fishing, biking/hiking, picnicking. Adding waterfront activities to leisure time is about to become a recognized component for Palm Coast residents. The City of Palm Coast will showcase its beautiful new Waterfront Park to the public on Saturday, September 25th.  This recreation area is nestled in the existing canopied trees along the Intracoastal Waterway. The facility will serve as a natural trailhead to our popular St. Joe Walkway/Linear Park pathways, as well as to the newly completed trail through Graham Swamp.

The public is invited to spend the morning of September 25th enjoying a unique grand opening Waterfront Park Experience.  Beginning at 9:00 a.m., guests will inaugurate the park with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, followed by rotating visits to various educational booths, including Manatee Exploration, Pollution Revolution, Geocache Hunting and Wild Waterfront Park Stations. A fishing pier will beckon anglers, both young and old and families can enjoy the new playground and picnic pavilions.

For the more ambitious outdoor enthusiasts, the City has organized an 8:00 a.m. bike tour early Saturday morning that will culminate at the Grand Opening. The tour begins at the Palm Coast Community Center and winds its way through Linear Park/St. Joe Walkway, passing the Children’s Memorial Garden. Visitors to the Grand Opening can also stroll through this new Children’s Memorial Garden, located adjacent to Waterfront Park along the Intracoastal Waterway.  Completed this summer, the Garden is designed to be a peaceful sanctuary for people to reflect and recall memories of children who have passed away.

Join your neighbors and celebrate the opening of a beautiful new jewel in Palm Coast’s treasure box. Waterfront Park is located east of Colbert Road, about one mile south of Palm Coast Parkway. For more information regarding the bike tour, please call Carol Bennett at 386-986-3722.

Plans [click here to see plans] for the new park include 24 vehicle parking spaces, restrooms, playground, picnic pavilion, and a shaded pavilion/fishing pier. A paved walking path will connect to the existing paved path paralleling the Intracoastal Waterway.


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