The newly renovated Indian Trace Park is scheduled to reopen next month. The five-acre neighborhood park, which opened over twenty years ago, has been closed while undergoing a massive face-lift.
The previous facilities were a little sparse, so the City is hoping the improvements will create a desire for residents to utilize the enhanced amenities.
“People moved to Weston 20-plus years ago because we had new schools, new parks, new everything,” states Don Decker, Weston’s Director of Parks and Recreation. “Today’s residents don’t expect less, which puts us in a position of constantly evaluating our parks and reinvesting in them. The time has come for Indian Trace Park to receive some desired improvements and I expect we will see the park bustling with activity when the project is complete.”
The Indian Trace Park improvement project includes a new playground with shade canopy and poured in place safety surfacing, renovated baseball and multipurpose fields, resurfaced basketball courts, fitness stations with shade canopy, and a Bike Fixit Repair Station. In addition, the park will get brand new restroom facilities, easier access to parking, and a lighted walkway.
According to the City, the parking lot will be located off of Saddle Club Road, allowing park users to access the park without intrusion on the Indian Trace Elementary School campus.
Because Indian Trace Park is a neighborhood park, the sports fields and courts will not be lit at night, so as not to disturb nearby neighbors. There are also no bleachers, as the fields are not intended for use by organized sports leagues. Fields are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for residents, families and visitors.
The park improvement project also includes many projects that might not be noticeable to park users. Decker says there were modifications to existing drainage, water and sewer infrastructure. ADA improvements were also made.
Construction at Indian Trace Park began in November and the improvement project is expected to be completed sometime in March. In the meantime, residents are welcome to visit any of Weston’s 13 other park and recreational facilities. There is a place for everyone from the 102-acre Weston Regional Park, featuring facilities for almost every sport imaginable, to passive parks such as Library Park, a “reading” park adjacent to the Weston Branch Library, which features the Florida Author’s Fountain and Weston History Walk (showcasing Weston’s archeological past), or the tranquil Peace Mound Park, site of a Tequesta Indian burial mound.
For more information on Weston’s extensive parks system visit www.westonfl.org/government/parks-and-recreation/city-parks.