Renovated Bird Key Park opens


Renovated Bird Key Park opens


Date: February 14, 2011
by: Robin Roy | City Editor


The newly renovated Bird Key Park celebrated its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.

The park, located on the John Ringling Causeway opposite Bird Key, now features four water access points, picnic tables, enhanced lighting, more parking space and a multi-use recreational trail for walkers, joggers and bicyclists.

With this new addition, the city’s MURT extends from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport to Bird Key Park.

The next phase of construction for the trail begins in March and will connect Benjamin Franklin Drive to Lido Beach.

Park renovations cost $1.2 million, paid for through local money, as well as state and federal grants.

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  • Makes me want to buy a boat and trailer and a big SUV and . . .

    Yep! Good for business!
  • Pete Theisen
    Sat 19th Feb 2011
    at 12:07am
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