By Sharon Aron Baron
The City of Tamarac received a $50,000 Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for its Caporella Park enhancement project.
Located at 5200 Prospect Rd, Caporella Park sits on 9.29 acres and has picnic tables, grills, benches, a lake, a fishing pier, a half-mile exercise path, a covered playground, and a shelter than can hold up to 25 people.
“We thank the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for this grant that will allow us to further enhance our beloved Caporella Park with new amenities that our residents are sure to enjoy,” said Vice Mayor Marlon D. Bolton, who represents the City’s District 1, where the park is located.
The Caporella Park enhancement project includes adding a splash pad, a picnic shelter, covered fitness area, playground unit, a non-motorized boat launch, and restrooms. Also, the parking lot will be expanded.
The City began planning this project in 2017, and it was budgeted for the 2020 fiscal year. Tamarac anticipates constructing starting in the summer of 2021, during which time the park will be temporarily closed.
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- Sharon Aron Baron is the Editor of Talk Media and Tamarac Talk, Coral Springs Talk, and Parkland Talk. Tamarac Talk was created in 2011 to provide News for the residents of Tamarac and is the #1 News Source for Residents.