FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Taylor, Lee County Department of Construction & Design
MEETING TO BE HELD ON ESTERO COMMUNITY PARK MASTER PLAN
MYERS, Fla. (July 31, 2002) – Lee
County Parks & Recreation will present its master plan for the proposed
Estero Community Park at a joint meeting Tuesday (Aug. 6) with the Estero
Community Planning Panel.
The meeting starts at 6:30
p.m. at South County Regional Library, 21100 Three Oaks Parkway in Estero.
The county has held three
public meetings since December to get residents’ input about what they would
like to see included in the park plans. Parker/Mudgett/Smith
Architects has designed two master plans from which to choose. Both master plans include a recreation center, disc golf
course, water playground and picnic shelters.
The recommended plan will be forwarded to the Board of County
Commissioners for approval in the next couple of months.
The initial 10-acre phase of
the 65-acre park, which is just west of Estero High School and east of U.S. 41
on Williams Road, was completed in December 2000 and includes two, lighted
football/soccer fields, a concession/restroom facility, and a parking lot. The phase being planned will encompass the remaining 55 acres
that run north toward Corkscrew Road.
The facility is being built
with community park impact fees. Construction
cost will be between $4 million and $5 million.
Construction will begin in 2003.