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Rendering of the new Fidelis Park playground
Artist rendering of the new Fidelis Park playground.

Fidelis Park closed for improvements

A popular park in northern Santa Rosa County is getting a much-needed makeover! Fidelis Park, located at 13774 Hwy 87 N in Jay, will be closed for improvements Thursday, Aug. 22 through Feb. 2020.

Improvements will include construction of a new restroom, picnic shelters and playground as well as renovations to the existing basketball court, baseball field and tennis courts. The project will also include accessibility improvements to walkways, access points and parking lot. The school building will not be impacted by this project. The cafeteria will only be open for currently planned events, additional reservations will not be accepted.

"After hearing ideas from residents, we are excited to begin reviving Fidelis Park," said BOCC Vice-Chairman Don Salter, District 3. "With all the improvements, current and future residents of northern Santa Rosa County will soon have a beautiful park to use for recreation and sports."

Funding for this project will come from the Land and Water Conservation Fund grant, District 3 recreation reserves and the local option sales tax (LOST). For more information on LOST projects, visit

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