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Project Overview


Abram’s Park

MSBU ApprovalApproved Cost($)ContractorEst CompletionPaymentsCompletedFinal Cost
$0Okaloosa CountyApril 24, 2021April 24, 2021


Description / Updates

New community park off Southwind Dr. The 7th hole of the old Lake’s Course to be donated to Okaloosa County and to be converted to a community park. The park will be built and maintained by Okaloosa County.

The park honors Abram, a young boy who passed away tragically in 2019. The community support for this effort was simply amazing. Thank you to Okaloosa County Commissioner Mel Ponder, Craig Coffee, Okaloosa Deputy County Administrator, David Vardaman, Randy Wise, Jerry Zivan from Bluewater Resort, president of the non-profit group Friends of Bluewater, Chris Olson, and Pastor Billy Russell from Crosspoint Church, and to everyone else who helped make this park a reality.

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The park’s opening ceremony was held at 9 a.m. on 25 April 2021 (rescheduled from 24 April due to inclement weather). The day was beautiful and the turnout was great. A very sincere thanks to Paula Mims of Apple Photography for capturing this event (see link to photos). And a very big thanks to David Vardaman, MSBU, who did a brilliant job bringing this project together over the last two years and for organizing the Opening Ceremony.

flyer for Abrams Park Opening

Progress:
19 Apr 2021: The playground equipment and road safety markers are installed.
15 Mar 2021: Work has started to construct the playground area.
13 Oct 2020: The Park has been approved by the county with Budgets as follows: County Budget $50.000 and Friends of Bluewater and Go Fund Me $30,000
Timeline is on track for April 2021. The funds should cover Parking, Pavilion and Playground.
Dec 2020: Bathrooms repainted and cleaned up – cost paid by Friends of Bluewater Bay.

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