NEW CENTRAL PARK
The Oakland Park City Commissioners recently approved plans for a brand new Central Park that will be built two blocks from Urbn Village on Fifth Avenue. The park designed by Zyscovich Architects incorporates numerous suggestions made by residents at a December Workshop and will be built in three phases. Phase 1, the active area of the park, includes pickleball courts, basketball courts, splash pad, playground and fieldhouse with a concession stand. Phase 2 includes the relocation of Fire Station 9 to Northeast 38th Street and Northeast 6 Avenue and demolition of the existing Fire Station 9 and at the public works site. The new $9 million dollar Fire House will be on the east side of Stevens Field. Phase 3 consists of the new Eight Story Oakland Park Library and Community Center two parking lots, an urban forest, a fenced playground, a plaza, and an exercise area with movable equipment. The design features boardwalks, a butterfly garden, and an urban forest “to create a sense of calm”.
This project will take 18 months to two years to build once construction commences and will “be incredible additions for residents and visitors and will bring up the value of the neighborhood!” says commissioner Jane Bolin. At Urbn Village on Fifth Avenue, we are so excited to see our skyline change form from the windows of our Tribeca and Eastside models and are looking forward to seeing the beautiful new library lit up at night! This huge community investment will be a game-changer for us and all of our neighbors to see and utilize for many years to come!
To continue to track the progress of Central Park and the new library, please visit – Oakland Park, FL Official Website for more updates!