Service Club Park in Venice has reopened
Service 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.
City 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.