On June 17, 2019, at a special meeting, the Cape Coral City Council approved Resolution 135-19 for professional design services for the "Neighborhood Park" project, in an amount of ~$3M with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. The funding will come from the parks $60M "GO Bond" approved by voters in 2018.
There are two (2) "Neighborhood Parks" that are part of the City Parks Plan located in the Northwest Cape:
- Tropicana Park which is allocated at ~$2.9M
- Crystal Park which is allocated ~$3.2M.
These amounts include costs for the master plan, design and permitting, and construction of/at each park, per City documents which are available to view on the Cape Coral Parks & Recreation website.
There are five (5) other Neighborhood Parks and three (3) "Community Parks" planned by the City in other city locations.
A total of ~$46.7M is planned to be spent by the City on Neighborhood and Community Parks. Another ~$5.8M will be spent on upgrading existing parks and another $5.8M is allocated for an Environmental Park at Yellow Fever Creek and a Sports Park. (Total ~$58.3M net of $60M "GO Bond")
City officials will bring up funding professional design services for "Community Parks" at the next available Council meeting for approval.
According to the City Manager, AECOM Technical Services, Inc., will go from park "concept to design" and AECOM will hold community meetings to "take input" from the community.
Nearby property owners will also be notified of the meetings. According to the City Manager, the same process will be followed for Community Parks.