Blackburn Point Park receives grant

 

Blackburn Point Park receives grant

 

Date: September 29, 2010
by: Robin Roy | City Editor

 
 

Osprey’s Blackburn Point Park received a boost to help fund its construction.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will provide up to $200,000 in matching funds to pay for new amenities in the expanded park.

In January 2006, the county purchased 11 acres along Blackburn Point Road for $16 million to add to the park’s existing five acres.

The park should improve water access for county residents by building a new boat ramp at the park as well as add other recreational opportunities and open space.

Total construction costs are expected to be $3.1 million, and build-out is scheduled to be complete by June 2012.

Contact Robin Roy at rroy@yourobserver.com.
 

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