Magnum Builders provided Design-Build services to design and construct this project. This project involved the construction of multiple restroom buildings, shade pavilions, multiple 2-pole picnic shelters, multiple restroom pavilions, beach observation platforms, dune walkover boardwalks, multi-use pedestrian trails, parking facilities (paved and unpaved), exotic species removal, native landscape planting, hardscape, playground equipment, and decorative fencing.
This facility is owned by the City of Venice and Operated by the Sarasota County Parks and Recreation Department. The City of Venice, through their newly elected council members, requested a design plan that utilized LEED elements throughout the park, including pervious concrete and grass parking areas. The project site is a significant reuse of a former sewage treatment facility.
Magnum Builders’ experience working on coastal construction projects was very helpful in the performance of this project. The design-build team included a landscape architect that was familiar with planning beach restoration projects where removal of invasive species of plants and replacement with native species was a nutriment in restoring the beach area to its natural state. Magnum Builders worked closely with Sarasota County during the design phase and construction phase in order to incorporate all of their design standards. The result is a very beautiful and earth-friendly Park, located in Sarasota County.