July 16, 2011

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park Groundbreaking Ceremony July 16th

Kure Beach Ocean Front ParkThe Town of Kure Beach will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the Ocean Front Park on July 16, 2011 at 1:00pm. The Town has contracted with Integrity Builders LLC and construction of the Ocean Front Park began earlier this week.

The park site will include an open air pavilion with a stage area for concerts and educational events; a public restroom; a small playground for young children; a rain garden; walking path with memorial pavers, native plantings and swings and benches. The park site will also include an underground storm water infiltration system that will retain approximately four blocks of storm water.

Additionally, as part of the construction, the Town will replace the paving on Atlantic
Avenue in front of the park with asphalt sloped to pervious pavers in the parking spaces for storm water management. The Town will also replace the two blocks of existing boardwalk from K to L Avenue.

Since start of the construction phase, all parking on the west side of Atlantic Avenue in front of the park site has been removed and the area will be used as a construction staging area. The Town has identified seventy-six (76) new parking spaces two and a half blocks north of the pier and will be placing signage at these locations.

The town apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the construction may cause. Atlantic Avenue and the boardwalk will remain open as much as possible during this time. Due to circumstances beyond the Town’s control and grant timelines, the town was forced to begin construction during summer. The Town anticipates no work will be done to Atlantic Avenue or the boardwalk until after the Labor Day weekend.

The Town will be offering the opportunity in the near future to contribute to the park
by sponsoring a bench, swing, garden and or plantings, memorial pavers and general
donations for future additions or upkeep.
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