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Breaking Ground on Sarasota Bay Park Phase One

An Agency team is in Sarasota, Florida this week for the start of construction and the groundbreaking ceremony for the Mangrove Bayou Walkway! Agency is leading the design, implementation, and programming of a 10-acre public park that will serve as “The Living and Learning Lab.” Conceived as an experimental testing ground and designed as an active, changing place for Sarasota’s diverse community, the Living and Learning Lab will be guided by one big idea – ‘A Park for All of Sarasota’ – and three main themes – nature-based and outdoor-enhanced education; fitness, health and recreation; and arts and culture.

The Mangrove Bayou Walkway, one of the many environmental preservation, enhancement, and sustainability projects in The Bay Park, is the next step in the journey of bringing Phase 1 of the park to life. The new walkway, which will be completed this summer, will loop around the mangroves and coastal wetlands located adjacent to the Great Lawn, north of Boulevard of the Arts. This multi-million-dollar project involves removing exotic vegetation, enhancing native vegetation, and installing 10-foot rubberized pathways around the perimeter of the mangrove bayou.” – SRQ Media

The project – as well as the broader master plan – were enabled in part by the generosity of Charles and Margery Barancik via their foundation, the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation.

We are excited to start the construction phase of the project and bring the design to life. Stay tuned for updates and visit the project page for more details.