Slide into Spring 2016 March 18-20

26 Jan

sis 2016 event poster 11x17

Get your tickets early for the best price – www.goincoastalmusic.com .

Proceeds from the event will help fund the Egans Creek redevelopment project.

Groundbreaking 2/12/16!

7 Jan

1-6-16 Egans Creek Rendering

Mark your calendars!  Groundbreaking for the Egans Creek Park project will be at 4:30 PM on February 12.  Benjamin Morrison of Cotner Associates, Inc. Architects has created this final layout design of the plans for the park.

We would like to extend special thanks to Parker Contracting for generously offering tremendous support for this project. They will be acting as the General Contractor for the redevelopment, as well as providing a large amount of the labor necessary to construct the new restroom facilities and public pavilions on-site.

Additionally, the following local companies will be participating in the project through generous contributions of materials and labor:

RPM Lumber, Coastal Current Electric, Bill Ross Plumbing, Myers Tractor Service, Coastal Landscapes, Nitelites, Burt Wright Construction, and Manzie and Drake Land Surveyors.

We appreciate all of the contributors, great and small, who have helped to make this project a reality!

Pirate Playground to be Featured on PBS

29 Oct

PBS Shoot 1

Last Sunday, October 25, filming was done at Pirate Playground to be included in a PBS program on family-friendly travel locations, Family Travel with Colleen Kelly.  Stay tuned!  The show is projected to air in May 2016.

What’s Next? Touch a Truck!

4 Oct

Touch a Truck

Join us for the 2nd Annual Touch a Truck, 10 AM – 2 PM.  Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted for our new project, the Egans Creek Redevelopment.  For more information, see the event Facebook page.

Fernandina Beach Kayak Fishing Tournament Coming – October 2-3, 2015

15 Aug

Kayak Fishing2

Sign up now!  The first annual Fernandina Beach Kayak Fishing Tournament to benefit the Egans Creek Park Redevelopment project is now open for registrations.  Go to THIS LINK to get the info and CLICK HERE to register.  Get ready to paddle and fish on October 2-3.  See you on the water!

It’s Our Playground’s Birthday

16 May

Birthday Party Invitation

Fabulous Music, Food, Fun Festival!

31 Mar

SIS 2The Slide into Spring Music and Craft Beer Festival was a smash hit for Fernandina Beach!  Thanks to Jay Robertson of the Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department and his associates for a great weekend!

SIS 1Food was plentiful at the festival, thanks to the food trucks.

Proceeds from the festival will help fund the Egans Creek Park Redevelopment and Expansion.

Get Ready for a Weekend of Fun!

22 Mar

Slide Into Spring 2015

All proceeds support 8 Flags Playscapes’ new Egans Creek Redevelopment project and Nassau Humane Society.  Tickets are on sale at Red Otter in Fernandina Beach and online at Eventbrite.  Everybody come!

Introducing… Egans Creek Park

17 Mar

 Egans Creek Site Plan

We are excited to announce that 8 Flags Playscapes has set into motion the redevelopment and enhancement of one of Fernandina Beach’s most underutilized park assets, Egans Creek Park.  Following the overwhelming success of our work in the development of Pirate Playground, this private/public partnership between our organization and the City of Fernandina Beach will set a new precedent for the development of recreational facilities in our community. 

A quarter-mile fitness trail with twelve exercise stations, a yoga garden, a fishing and birdwatching dock, and a kayak launch into Egans Creek will provide a wide array of activities to engage people of all interests, while maintaining our high standards for universal accessibility.  Additionally, new restroom facilities, gazebos, and pavilion structures will provide the amenities necessary for the park to be functional as well as beautiful.  Please check here regularly or visit our Facebook page, as more details will be released in the near future.

What’s Next?

21 Jan

mysteryDrum roll, please!  After successfully building Pirate Playground, 8 Flags Playscapes is ready to expand our vision.  So, we’re adopting a new mission: 

“8 Flags Playscapes, Inc. is dedicated to the enhancement of our community through the development of recreational environments that are universally accessible to all.” 

To fulfill this mission, we have a new project under wraps that will be unveiled very soon!  Stay tuned to our website to be among the first to know what it is.

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