Seminole gets grant money for parks

Waterfront Park and Blossom Lake Park will be improved.
The Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program has awarded two grants totaling $400,000 to the city for ADA playground and lighting projects at Waterfront Park and Blossom Lake Park. [Times (2013)]
The Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program has awarded two grants totaling $400,000 to the city for ADA playground and lighting projects at Waterfront Park and Blossom Lake Park. [Times (2013)]
Published June 6

SEMINOLE — The Florida Recreational Development Assistance Program has awarded two grants totaling $400,000 to the city for ADA playground and lighting projects at Waterfront Park and Blossom Lake Park.

Because the City Council allocated funds for park projects, both are matching grants, said City Manager Ann Toney-Deal.

The city will receive $250,000 toward building an “all-access, all-abilities playground” and lighting at Waterfront Park, 10400 Park Blvd., said Toney-Deal.

Because ADA playground elements are “very, very expensive,” the amount won’t build “the whole park, but a wonderful start,” she said.

The city also received $150,000 for Blossom Lake Park, which is a pocket park at 10407 Blossom Lake Drive the city plans to redevelop. City staff has met with residents several times for feedback on what they’d like to see at the park, which currently offers a fitness trail, basketball court, gazebos with grills, fishing lake, two playground areas, two horseshoe pits and a multipurpose ball field.

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