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The bricks are staying put as part of the new playground design.
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No. The splash pad will not be affected at all. It will operate under its normal hours and months of the year.
This design is only for the playground. We are currently not changing anything with the splash pad, multi-purpose field, volleyball courts or skate park.
Demolition of the playground begins on November 16, 2021. The last day to play on the playground is November 15, 2021.
We plan to renovate our mermaid as she is an iconic piece of this playground. We also plan to keep the pavilion and tiles in the playground as well.
As of right now, nothing outside of the perimeter will be removed or changed.
Yes, we will be installing shade sails over the main structure of the tot lot as well as a good portion of the “big kid” area.
Yes, many pieces (including the mid-level of the lifeguard tower) are accessible by wheelchair.
The structure will be made of a composite wood and the flooring will be synthetic turf.
The fence posts will be available for pickup at the Community Center at South Beach Park through the end of the year (2021).
For the most part, no! The skate park, fields, path, volleyball courts, tennis court, pickleball courts, basketball courts, and community centers will remain open. If for some reason, a section of the park needs to be closed for a certain period of time, we will alert the public.
The tiles are being incorporated into the new design!
Our hope is for the new Sunshine Playground to open in Spring 2022. Although there are many construction/material delays happening locally and nationally, we are still hopeful to open in the spring. You can follow Jacksonville Beach Parks & Recreation on Facebook or continue to visit the Sunshine Playground Updates Page for the most up-to-date information.