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Port St. Lucie Breaks Ground at The Port District

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It marks the start of a 270-day construction project that has been nearly a decade in the making.

Port St. Lucie - Wednesday August 4, 2022: The City of Port St Lucie broke ground Wednesday at the Port District on the park and playground infrastructure and improvement project.

It marks the start of a 270-day construction project that has been nearly a decade in the making.

Ferreira Construction, LLC., of Hobe Sound, FL will lead the park construction efforts. Once this project is complete, the park site will feature the one-of-a-kind Pioneer Park playground, improved park infrastructure, parking, restrooms, event lawn, overwater stage and boardwalk connections, canoe/kayak launch, upland trails, as well as a pad ready site for a waterfront restaurant.

“This will be a park like no other in Port St. Lucie,” Mayor Shannon Martin said. “In looking to our future, this is only the first of many recreation-based opportunities the City Council intends to bring to Port St. Lucie, so be on the lookout for additional projects along the corridor, such as more trails and park amenities. We’re also looking forward to the upcoming boardwalk connection under the Port St. Lucie Blvd Bridge that will bring another wonderful opportunity to experience the North Fork of the St. Lucie River.”

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During construction, all access to the project area will be secured to ensure the public’s safety. The southern segment of the boardwalk will be closed during this time, as will the access point to the boardwalk middle segment near the banyan tree. Patrons can still connect to the North Fork of the St. Lucie River by using the Bridge Plaza boardwalk entrance, which will allow for a unique perspective of the construction activity. The river can also be accessed by visiting Tom Hooper Park just north of Port St. Lucie Blvd.

Renovations to the historic Peacock Lodge are also underway, led by New World Builders of DeLand, FL. The City’s Botanical Gardens will remain open during the park construction.

For more information about The Port District’s Park & Playground Infrastructure & Improvement Project, or other projects in The Port District, visit: www.CityofPSL.com/ThePort.