More than seven months after the county purchased a Ringling Boulevard property to place a park there, work crews began tearing down the home that’s stood on that property for decades.
Ruth Ott owned the property at 2525 Ringling Blvd. since 1966, but the widow sought to sell it to the county because her 3,000-square-foot home was too large to maintain by herself.
The .39-acre site sits at the intersection of Ringling Boulevard, Main Street and South Jefferson Street.
It had consistently been at the top of City Hall’s list of properties identified for parkland acquisition.
Demolition and cleanup will last throughout the week.
The county will soon begin discussions with neighbors on what kind of amenities they'd like to see in the park.
Because of its small size, there won't be more than a small playground and a few benches or two-pole shelters.
The county has no timetable on when any amenities will be added.
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