The City of Sanford and Lee County Government are currently partnering to redevelop Kiwanis Family Park, located at 1800 Wicker Street.
When complete, the renovated park will include a splash pad wrapped by a half-mile walking trail. The park will also have a new playground and new shelter, updated restrooms, public art, and an expanded parking.
The project was funded with the $2 million Parks and Recreational bonds approved by voters in the 2013 Bond Referendum. An additional $350,000 was provided by a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund (PARTF) grant.
The upgraded park is anticipated to open to the community in the summer of 2019.
Only the splash pad and the playground area will be maintained by the City of Sanford. Lee County will continue to maintain the park's greenway, fitness & walking trail, a covered shelter, an uncovered picnic area, and gazebo.