Wouldn’t Some Majestic Southern Live Oak Trees Look Beautiful Here?

16 Jan

This landscape island at the entry to Simmons Road Park is a perfect location for two or three Southern Live Oaks. If you’d like to be the sponsor of one of these beauties or one of the other limited number that will make their homes in the park, visit our Sit-Walk-Grow-Play page and secure yours today! Each tree’s sponsor will be identified with a nearby plaque.

Exciting Developments at Simmons Road Park

16 Jan

Structures at the park are nearing completion! Images in the slide show above, the Pavillion, two views of the future play area, the restroom building, and the nature trail, highlight the park’s current progress. We’re all looking forward to this beautiful trailside oasis!

Simmons Road Park Is on It’s Way

27 Sep

September 1, representatives of Cole Builders, the City of Fernandina Beach, Amelia Tree Conservancy, and 8 Flags Playscapes met on-site to confirm placement of Simmons Road Park features.

Below, 8 Flags Playscapes Vice-President Benjamin Morrison and City of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Director Nan Voit inspect the construction site and the layout of the pavillion.  A serene 1/4-mile nature trail was carefully threaded through the woods surrounding the planned pavillion and restrooms to preserve the tree canopy and understory.

Make an Impact on the Pathway Through the Simmons Road Park

21 Feb


What could be better than writing your name on a sidewalk?  Well, having your name engraved in the walkway!  Yes, you can put your name, or . . .  a loved one’s name, a favorite saying, a memorial, or special memory, among the many possibilities, on YOUR brick in the Simmons Road Park!  What are you waiting for?  Go to the BRICKS page and sign up for one now!

Bench Sponsorships Now Available for Simmons Road Park

2 Feb

Benches in our new park will be placed in the play area as well as along the nature trail.  Using them will be a peaceful way to enjoy the natural setting.  This is a great way to celebrate, honor, or remember who or what is important to you!


Drum Roll, Please… The Site Plan for the New Simmons Road Park!

28 Jun


Simmons Road Park Site Plan - Revised

Simmons Road Park Site Plan key

For Our Next Amazing Feat, Simmons Road Park

25 Jun

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An exciting addition to the Amelia Island park scene is coming soon.  Once again, 8 Flags Playscapes is in the planning stage to partner with the City of Fernandina Beach to build an accessible playground, nature trail, and other amenities adjacent to the new bike path on Simmons Road.  Local children joined a Design and Dream session to brainstorm ideas for the park’s theme.  Stay tuned for the details on this project!

Climb, Swing, Hang Out!

21 May

E C Play StructureAt last, kids from age 5-12 have a brand new play structure at Egans Creek Park, thanks to the help of the Sunrise Rotary Club and the City of Fernandina Beach Parks and Recreation Department.  Opened on May 18, this Phase II of the park completes the construction of the Egans Creek Park family-friendly, accessible recreation space for the residents and visitors of Fernandina Beach.  Designed by Kompan, the dome play structure is accessible for children of all abilities, with multiple entries, swing features, and many possibilities for physical and imaginative play.  The dome sits atop resilient turf to prevent injuries from falling.  Don’t wait – come and see it for yourself!

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Grand Opening of Egans Creek Playground – May 18

8 May

egans-creek-play-structure.jpgMark your calendar… the grand opening of Egans Creek Playground will take place on Friday, May 18, 7:30 AM.  This exciting addition to Egans Creek Park is a place for older children of all abilities to hang out and get some exercise.  We can’t wait to see how it looks when it’s completed!

What’s Next for Egans Creek Park?

2 Feb

Now that Egans Creek Park has been open for eight months, what can we expect next?  Egans Creek Park Expansion – Phase 2!  Stay tuned for the big announcement of what you’ll see at the Park in the future!