Online Survey Affords Another Chance To Provide New Park Input
BOCA RATON, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2022) – Boca Raton community residents can now suggest what they would like to see built within the city's newest park anytime they want, from anywhere they want.
Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District commissioners, in conjunction with Miller Legg, have created an online survey that allows community members to tell District commissioners which amenities they'd like to see created at the former site of Ocean Breeze Golf Course.
To take part in the survey, visit www.oceanbreezesurvey.org/open.
“We value all the input we've already received from the community regarding what they'd like created in our newest park,” District Chair Erin Wright said. “This survey is another tool to help ensure we have as much community input as possible before designing the park.”
Last week District commissioners held a visioning workshop that offered an opportunity for residents to voice their opinions. More than 200 community members either attended the event or participated via video teleconference.
Survey takers can choose from 30 preset choices (including golf facilities, basketball courts, sports fields, nature areas, walking trails, bike paths and more) or suggest something that is not on the list. Survey takers are then given the opportunity to prioritize their suggestions.
When the survey is complete and the data is compiled District commissioners and Miller Legg will announce additional community workshops to present and discuss the results.
The District purchased the Ocean Breeze Golf Course, formerly Boca Teeca, at the request of the Boca Raton City Council with the idea of creating a new public golf course that would replace Boca Raton Municipal. At the time the City had elected to sell the Boca Municipal Golf Course land to a developer.
When, in 2021, MSD Partners gifted the City a golf course located on Congress Ave., District commissioners began debating the wisdom of building a golf-only facility at Ocean Breeze.
District Commissioners recently retained architectural and design firm Miller Legg to gather community input and help create an updated vision for the park.
The Ocean Breeze visioning survey will be available until noon, March 11.