We thought you would like to see an update from Kevin Black, your Parks Chairman on the Yacht Club construction, and two of the parks coming to the NWCape.
Cape Coral Yacht Club - During the City Council's Committee of the Whole meeting on December 8, 2021, staff provided an update on the planned renovation of the Yacht Club as well as a Parks GO Bond update.
The city has decided to close the entire Yacht Club Community Park, with the exception of the Boathouse restaurant. This includes the public beach, pier, boat ramps, tennis courts, public restrooms, community pool, Tony Rotino Center, and Godman Yacht Basin.
The primary reason for closing the Cape Coral Yacht Club Community Park is safety. The renovation will involve the demolition of structures, replacement of walkways, relocation of utilities, large barges in the water working on the new seawalls, and a lot of heavy construction and equipment. Trying to operate the facilities during that time would present significant safety risks to residents and visitors that the City is not willing to accept.
Tropicana and Crystal Lake Parks - Both projects still need the Army Corp of Engineers, permit approval, and replat of the project sites, which is required prior to construction. Construction is expected to begin in April 2022.
Festival Park - Phase 1 of this project still needs site development permit approval, final construction bid packets, and project specifications. Utility relocation must also occur before the project can be bid. It also requires a replat of the site. Construction is expected to begin in June 2022.