New Smyrna Beach, FL – Construction is about to begin on a new beachfront park in New Smyrna Beach.
City commissioners and Volusia County Council members are expected to be on hand when the new Marianne Clancy Park on 901 South Atlantic Avenue breaks ground at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. The ceremony is open to the public.
NSB officials say the 1.4 acre park will have 70 off-beach parking spaces once construction is finished this fall, along with handicapped-accessible beach access, shaded picnic pavilions, landscaping and a restroom facility.
The project will cost taxpayers $845,000. $335,000 is coming from a county ECHO grant and the rest will come from New Smyrna Beach.
Even though the city is building and maintaining the park, the land itself still belongs to the county as part of a 40-year lease agreement that could extend to 60 years if several options are exercised.
The park was named in honor of Marianne Clancy as part of the city’s “Name The Park” contest. Longtime area resident Mike Martin submitted Clancy’s name in recognition of her strong and continuous support of charitable fundraising for local causes, according to city officials.
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