The $950,000 renovation to Bayside Park is complete and the park is now open for public use. The Fort Myers Beach town council celebrated the re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and live music from Fort Myers Beach’s own Sheena Brook.
The upgrade to the lot between Nervous Nellie’s and Snug Harbor includes a covered stage, artificial turf, new pavers, plants, shade and new palms. There’s also a water fountain for both humans and dogs and a water bottle filling station.
Before the park was a park it was where the swing bridge fed onto Old San Carlos Boulevard. The swing bridge was removed after the sky bridge was built back in 1979
Before the face-lift, the park was an eyesore and included a non-functioning fountain and a gazebo that, at times, was used by the homeless.
Bayside Park is one of three major projects the town borrowed $10 million for.
Wright Construction was the sole bidder for the project.
Did you know the artificial turf is melting?