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.


…From 8 Flags Playscapes to You!

22 Dec


Touch a Truck

8 Oct

Touch a Truck

Does your child want to know what it’s like to sit in a fire truck? This is your chance to make that dream come true!  TOUCH A TRUCK is coming up on Saturday, October 18, 9 AM–2 PM.

Central Park on Atlantic Avenue will be filled with all kinds of cool vehicles for kids to touch and explore. Fire truck, food trucks, police car, fire-rescue vehicle, monster truck, golf carts, utility truck, school bus, construction trucks and more will be there, so make sure you are!  If that’s not enough, there will be a bounce house, too!

There’s no admission to this event, but donations will be gratefully accepted to help fund Pirate Playground maintenance and upkeep.

Texas Roadhouse Adds to the Fun… With a Sway Fun!

10 Aug

Sway-FunOn July 24, Texas Roadhouse became the largest single donor to Pirate Playground by presenting a check for $22,000.  With that amount, the playground will soon see an additional feature called the “Sway Fun.”  Riders go up a ramp, take a seat (or bring their own!) in the boat-shaped area, and start the swaying!  Take a look at this video of the ride!

 Sway Fun Video
Sway Fun

Ready… Set… Play!

9 May

Grand Opening

Finally, after 5 years of planning, fund-raising, and building, PIRATE PLAYGROUND is ready to open!  The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at Noon today, and the Grand “Play” Opening for children is tomorrow (May 10) at 9 AM.  Hope you can join us for these joyous occasions!  Can’t wait to show you the pictures of these events!