Parks & Recreational Bonds

Voters were asked to approve up to $2 million in Parks & Recreational bonds to create an appealing and accessible public space. 

In 2018, the City of Sanford combined this $2 million with a $350,000 PARTF grant to redevelop the front area of Kiwanis Family Park. Catch up on the history of the renovation here.

Sanford's Newest Park


The improved Kiwanis Family Park is now open to visitors. The City's area offers an inclusive playground with accessible features, a half-mile paved walking trail, two new park shelters, and a new bathroom facility that are available for use all year.

The City also installed a splash pad at the facility. The splash pad is only open from May through late October, weather permitting.

New Parks Department


When the City acquired the front part of Kiwanis Family Park from Lee County Government, it also took on the obligation to manage that portion of the park. Therefore, the City established a Parks Department in 2018.

The department has 4 full-time staff and will hire seasonal staff for operation of the splash pad during the summer season. 

2013 Park Concept

Sandfor Park Concept July 17, 2013

2018 Park Plan

Kiwanis Family Park Rendering