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Downtown east's newest park

Today BREC along with the Downtown Development District, Councilwoman Tara Wicker, and Gulf Coast Housing Partnership cut the ribbon on a new park within the DDD! Located in the newly branded Downtown East at 1300 Spanish Town Rd., Spanish Town Park will offer nearby residents a host of new amenities!

Through a partnership with Gulf Coast Housing Partnership, Spanish Town Park's new amenities include: new playground equipment with wood mulch surfacing and a pavilion with picnic tables and a barbeque grill. New sidewalks throughout the park create a walking loop with benches, trash receptacles and bike racks. The existing basketball court was refurbished and a new pavilion was added for players and spectators.

Also added are three new entryways with decorative fencing that will allow the adjacent developments like the Elysian I, Elysian II, and Deville Apartments to access the park.

The cost of the project was $225,000 with $100,000 being funded from Gulf Coast Housing and the remaining from BREC funds. The design of the park is such that future improvements can easily connect to the existing amenities.
For more information on the Spanish Town Park ribbon cutting, contact BREC Volunteers and Special Events Manager Monica Dugas at

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