COUNTY PLAYGROUND UPDATE: All County operated playgrounds, along with those operated by the cities of Vero Beach, Sebastian, and Fellsmere, are closed until further notice. However, all County Parks and Conservation areas remain open, as well as the restroom facilities located at those County Parks and Conservation areas.
Parks and Beach Access Points: All public beach access points in Indian River County, except for Seagrape Trail, will be re-opened on the morning of Tuesday, May 5th for all regularly permissible beach related activities. Beachgoers may bring coolers, chairs, and other regularly permissible personal belongings to the beach. When visiting the beach, please remember to abide by those social distancing guidelines per the Governor's Executive Order and as recommended by the CDC and do not congregate in groups larger than 10 individuals. Seagrape Trail Beach Access remains closed for a dune crossover project until further notice.
Statement of Function
The function of the Parks and Conservation Resources Division is to beautify and maintain County Parks and Conservation areas. The Parks and Conservation Resources Division enhances and maintains parks, conservation lands, buildings and equipment in order to provide quality recreation, leisure and conservation areas for our residents and visitors.
2019/2020 Goals and Objectives
Award the Contract for the Request for Proposals and complete construction of the 58th AvenueBaseball Field Complex Project.
Implement the CivicRec Facility Reservation System in order to allow our residents and visitors tofind, reserve and pay for pavilion, facility, and campground reservations.
Complete schedule of improvements to Hosie Schuman Park in accordance with the GiffordNeighborhood Plan.
Continue to provide and enhance resident-focused parks and recreation services within our currentlevel of resources.
Leverage budgeted funds by applying for grant opportunities to enhance various parks amenityimprovements projects.
Further increase the Donald McDonald Campground utilization and revenue levels by acceptingreservations and implementing a "Host Camper" Program
Replace the playground at Dale Wimbrow Park and install a playground at Hosie Schuman Parkand Kiwanis Hobart Park.
Continue to collaborate with non-profit entities such as Keep Indian River Beautiful to completebeautification project at county parks.
Replace 18 roofs on picnic pavilions and restrooms throughout our system as part of our plan toreduce deferred maintenance.
Conduct periodic and relevant training and informative staff education sessions in collaborationwith the Indian River County, UF/IFAS staff.