01/24/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/24/2020 07:24
Mayor Jane Castor has announced that she is dedicating Capital Improvement resources to restore Fair Oaks Park after many years of disrepair.
Fair Oaks Park is an established City park in the East Tampa neighborhood that has served as a beloved gathering place for the community. In recent years, Capital Improvement projects to restore the park have fallen through or been reduced due to the economy.
Mayor Jane Castor plans to change this by investing in the park and securing funds for much-needed repairs.
'I want to make sure the sun shines on all of our Tampa neighborhoods, and in all of our parks,' says Mayor Jane Castor 'Fair Oaks Park has been on the backburner for far too long, and now it's time we change that. My hope is that together we can restore Fair Oaks Park into a place where our kids want to play, and where the East Tampa community can create new memories for generations to come.'
This announcement comes just ahead of the new Tampa Parks & Recreation Master Plan rollout in efforts to prioritize the repairs. To get started, Mayor Castor has instructed City Staff to assess the neighborhood's needs and identify which park improvements will create the biggest impact. She also plans to work with the East Tampa CRA in hopes that they will support the park's restoration by matching city funds.
This project is one of many Capital Improvement investment Mayor Castor is spearheading to transform Tampa's tomorrow.