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

28 Jun


Simmons Road Park Site Plan - Revised

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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!


Help Us Get Ready For the Grand Opening!

11 Apr

Garden-ToolsWork Day

April 22

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The Park is almost ready to open, but it needs the final touches.  You can help!  We need to:

8 flags benches

  • plant the plants

  • clean the field

  • paint the wood

  • install the benches

There is plenty to do and with everyone’s help, we can open the park ASAP.  Click on the link below and look through the spots,  See where you can lend a hand. Drinks and snacks provided!


9 Apr

Egans Creek Grand Opening

Join us for the Grand Opening of

Egans Creek Park!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

4:00 PM

1-6-16 Egans Creek Rendering

Coming Down the Home Stretch at Egans Creek Park

22 Jan

photo-jan-20-5-11-22-pmAfter what seems like forever, Egans Creek Park is nearing completion. Hurricane Matthew thankfully left most of the park unscathed, but many involved in the construction of the park were diverted to other activities for some time.  Most notably, though, the fishing platform and kayak launching dock rode out the storm successfully, both being installed shortly before the storm.

Back on track now, the 1/4 mile walking path has been completed, the Meditation Labyrinth is under construction, lighting has been installed, and fitness equipment is scheduled for placement soon. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page for additional site photos and the announcement of the Grand Opening! 


We “Touched a Truck”

17 Oct

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Saturday, October 15 was a great day to say good riddance to Hurricane Matthew and get a close-up look at some great big trucks!  Many of the trucks were the same kind that were in operation during the hurricane and clean up.  We’d like to thank all the truck people and all the kids, moms, dads, grandparents, families and friends that came to Central Park for this 2017 Touch-a-Truck event!  The day was capped off with a REALLY windy landing of the Trauma One helicopter.  

Artists Needed!

11 Aug


Yoga Garden

Calling all artists!  As part of our redevelopment of Egans Creek Park, an outdoor yoga and meditation garden designed by James Loper with Reflections of Nature is being created.  This area will include two sculptural focal points.  The diagram above illustrates the garden’s preliminary design with the sculpture locations denoted by the arrows.  

We have contacted the Island Art Association to assist in reaching out to area artists to submit concept drawings/plans for the sculptures.  Materials and labor to execute the designs will be primarily solicited from the community through volunteers and donations.  This is an opportunity to add to our community’s public art, as well as an opportunity to showcase your talent and creativity.  

Concept drawings may be submitted by individuals or groups.  We will select designs for the sculptures with advice and guidance from the IAA. While it is planned for the park to be dedicated at the end of September, the timeline for construction will be determined once the final designs are selected.  If your design is selected, you will then collaborate directly with 8 Flags Playscapes and other volunteers to construct and install the piece.

Concept submittals should include, as a minimum:  one or more drawings, a brief written description of the construction and materials to be used, as well as feedback as to which components of the proposed design you can execute yourself and which components you would need outside assistance/expertise to execute.  The diameter of the space for each sculpture should be within a 3-4′ range;  electricity and water are available to these locations.  An audible component to the design, such as a fountain, chimes, etc. would be an added benefit, but is not a requirement.

The deadline for submittals is September 6, 2016 by 5 pm.  Submittals should be dropped off at the Island Art Association Gallery, 18 N.2nd Street, Fernandina Beach FL.  All submittals packets, and every page therein, should be clearly marked with your name and contact information (email & telephone).

We hope you will get your creative juices going and help us get some art in this park!