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Park Closures

Wabasso Beach Park Closed
As part of Disney Vero Beach Resort's beach renourishment project, Wabasso Beach will be closed from January 6th through January 20th to facilitate dune repairs. Guarded public beaches with parking are available along Highway A1A at Golden Sands Beach Park (1.4 miles north) and at Tracking Station Park (6.7 miles south). Throughout the duration of the project, County staff will provide regular updates on the re-opening of Wabasso Beach and other relevant information.

Seagrape Trail Beach Access Closed
Seagrape Trail Beach Access will be closed starting Wednesday, January 8 through Friday January 10, 2020 in order to make emergency repairs to the dune crossover. Turtle Trail Beach Access (one mile south on Highway A1A) and Tracking Station Beach Park (4.5 miles south on Highway A1A) will both be open during this period.

Statement of Function
The function of the Parks Division is to maintain existing County park grounds, buildings, and equipment in a clean, safe, and well maintained condition. The Parks Division also constructs new facilities as approved by the BOCC when funding permits. The Parks Division also maintains land purchased through the Environmental Land Acquisition program.

2018/2019 Goals and Objectives

• Maintain high level of service for patrons in all Parks
• Continue to maintain natural and environmental areas for public use
• Increase revenue at Fairgrounds and Campground
• Install stabilizer / millings for roadways in all Parks
• New pavilion, restroom facility and resurface and fence basketball court for Hosie Schuman Park
• Restroom/Concession stand at NCy Park (Joint venture w/North County Soccer Association)
• Repair pole barn and build additional pole barn at old shop
• Upgrade lighting in building at the Fairgrounds
• Move sheds from 16th St ballfield complex upon sale of property
• Redo infield at West Wabasso ballfield
• New restroom / concession stand for Gifford Park
• Seal coat Expo building and Expo pavilion at Fairgrounds
• Upgrade electric in Expo
• Paint exterior and columns in buildings at Fairgrounds
• Clear areas at Fairgrounds for additional parking for events
• Upgrade aging vehicle fleet and replace old mowers

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