The meeting will provide the community with project status, updates and next steps for the park
Sarasota, Fla. – September 30, 2021 – The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) will host a community meeting on October 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium to update the community about the City and the Park Conservancy’s draft Implementation Agreement, park development, as well as activation and programming.
The Bay Park’s draft Implementation Agreement lays out the management, operating and maintenance responsibilities of the City of Sarasota and The Bay Park Conservancy for the park.
From inception, community outreach has been vital to the success of The Bay. Through our inclusive process of community and neighborhood meetings, online and social media updates, park user surveys and hosting of visits to The Bay, our goal is to share park progress and plans with future park goers and members of our community.
The meeting is open to the public and The Bay Park encourages those interested in attending to preview the most recent draft of the Implementation Agreement for Phase 1 as well as the Phase 1 Site Recommendation Plan. The Bay’s Bill Waddill and Jeannie Perales will also share information on park progress and activation updates. The meeting will include time for questions and answers.
Attendees are encouraged to wear masks and to physically distance. For those unable to attend in person, the event will be livestreamed for the community to attend virtually. To view the livestream, visit www.thebaypark.org during the scheduled meeting time.
The Bay is on track to open summer of 2022, providing an iconic destination that will welcome everyone to Sarasota. From sunset strolls to free park programs, The Bay offers park-goers a place to gather, connect, explore and appreciate Florida’s natural beauty. Learn more about the October 7 meeting here.
About The Bay
The approved Bay master plan will conserve 53 acres of city-owned land and create an iconic public park along Sarasota Bay. The Park will cost about $100-150 million and will take between 7-10 years, over 3 or more phases to complete. The Blue Pagoda serves as a welcome center for visitors and an on-site office for The Bay Park Conservancy. For more information or general inquiries about this initiative, please visit www.thebaysarasota.org or call 941-203-5316.
About The Bay Park Conservancy
The Bay Park Conservancy (BPC) was formed as a 501c3 not-for-profit organization in 2019 to implement the master plan approved by the Sarasota City Commission to conserve 53 acres of public land for a community park on Sarasota Bay. The BPC entered a long-term partnership with the City and will fund, develop, operate, and sustain the park for the benefit of the community, now, and for generations to come. For more information, visit www.thebaysarasota.org.