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.


…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.