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Service Club Park in Venice has reopened

Post Date:05/24/2018 4:06 PM

ServiceClubPark5.24.18Service Club Park in Venice passed a building final inspection for fire damage repairs and reopened to the public Friday, May 25.

About 70 feet of the park boardwalk’s approximate 370 feet – roughly a quarter of the structure – was destroyed in an early-morning blaze March 4, believed to be the result of an illegal “warming fire,” as temperatures had dropped the night before. Two picnic shelters burned; another was slightly damaged. The park at 1190 Harbor Dr. S. has been closed to the public since that time.

ServiceClubPark2-5.24.18City contractor Bayshore Construction started work on the fire damage repairs in mid-April. A final walk-through was completed May 24.

The City thanks everyone for their patience as this wonderful park was restored.

For additional questions, please contact James Clinch, Assistant City Engineer, at 941-882-7410.