BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A brand new park is now open in Boca Raton, with the official opening taking place just a short time ago. Here is the official announcement from the City of Boca Raton:
The City of Boca Raton’s newest park – Wildflower Park – will officially open to the public on Saturday, October 22. The multi-million-dollar, newly renovated park fronts the Intracoastal Waterway near the downtown district, providing residents and visitors a new waterfront amenity. The City will commemorate the opening of the 2.3-acre park with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The property will be open to pedestrians starting at 10am and to vehicular traffic starting at 1pm. Wildflower Park is located at 551 East Palmetto Park Road.
Construction of Wildflower Park, part of the City’s Waterfront Master Plan, began in January 2021 with the installation of a new seawall and underground utilities. Additional amenities and features incorporated into the park include:
Art Sculptures and Play Art
Interactive Water Feature
Pavilion and Restroom
Connection to Silver Palm Park
“Wildflower’s opening is the most prominent addition to our waterfront park master plan. After years of planning and work, we are excited that we now have a six-acre urban green space that builds the link from our downtown to our oceanfront. Boca Raton is renowned for our green spaces, and we continue placemaking with great improvements,” commented Mayor Scott Singer.
The park’s name was determined by a community vote and refers to a former restaurant on the site known as the Wildflower. The site has long been referred to by the community as the Wildflower property.
The opening of Wildflower Park follows the renovations of the adjacent Silver Palm Park, which opened to the public in July 2022. The newly enhanced park features a renovated boat ramp area with a new floating dock and two dedicated boat ramps, a reconstructed seawall, new fish cleaning station, fishing dock and restrooms, additional parking for vehicles and trailers, pedestrian paths and seating, and public art installation. The parks are located at the north and south sides of the Palmetto Park Road Bridge and are now connected via a lit pedestrian walkway under the bridge. The total cost of the entire project was $8,998,278.
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