Pirate-themed playground to be assembled before holiday break
By Chris Fish
PALM BAY -- Ahoy, mates! The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department is looking for volunteers to help construct a pirate-themed playground this month.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, Palm Bay Parks and Recreation representatives broke ground on the new playground, which is located at 1381 Riviera Drive.
Heidi Lapin, Palm Bay Parks and Recreation director, said the department will host a community build on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the hopes of building the park in time for holiday break.
Ms. Lapin added that the equipment for the playground, as well as safety surfacing, has been donated to the city by Advanced Recreational Concepts, a local company, and BCI Burke, a national playground equipment manufacturer.
"Having everything donated is a huge asset for the city," Ms. Lapin said.
In a press release, Ms. Lapin said the new park gives the city of Palm Bay the chance to expand its park system.
"There will be no cost to taxpayers," she said. "The city will use park impact fees to pay for the site work and additional amenities to enhance the park."
The Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Department said the new playground will provide play opportunities for neighborhood children and a place for families and neighbors to meet and enjoy the outdoors.
There will also be additional upgrades to the park, including a new gazebo, benches and picnic tables.
To volunteer for the community build of the new pirate-themed playground at 1381 Riviera Drive, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (321) 953-8912.