Community Notes Grand Opening – Walton County Sports Complex

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On Wednesday, November 6, at 10:00am, the Walton County Board of County Commissioners held a Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony for the new Walton County Sports Complex. The Complex is located at 240 MC Davis Blvd, Santa Rosa Beach. The facility is located behind the new Dune Lake Elementary School. This Complex offers a number of amenities to the public that improve the sports and recreational opportunities in the area. The park features:

  • A lighted multi-use field complex that features 3 full-sized multi-use fields
  • A lighted 3-field baseball/softball complex
  • A restroom/concession building
  • A separate restroom facility located adjacent to the multi-use complex
  • Playground areas
  • Greenspace/Picnic Areas
  • Large parking area

The Walton County Sports Complex is a project that began in April of 2014 with the purchase of 32 acres of land in the amount of $2.4 million. Following the purchase, the design of the park was awarded to and completed by Lose & Associates. Upon completion of design, the construction contract was awarded to CW Roberts in July of 2017. Construction began in August of 2017 and has now reached it completion. The addition of these fields adds much needed support to South Walton recreational youth sports programs as well as provides an additional opportunity for family recreation south of the bay.

“Healthcare Costs in Retirement”

November 19th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Walton County Coastal Branch Library 

The Walton County Coastal Branch Library Welcomes financial advisor Nancy J. Ungarino for an informative seminar on healthcare costs in your retirement. Because healthcare costs are rising each year, it is imperative to know the right Medicare plan for you as well as potential out-of-pocket costs associated with long-term care. This presentation reviews costs and various plans of Medicare, evaluating insurance options, developing strategies for long-term care and considering health care directives. There is no registration for this free event.

For more information, please call Linda at Coastal Library, 850-267-2809. 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. www.youseemore.com/walton.

Prescribed Burning on Public Lands

Local agencies from South Walton are inviting the public’s participation in a “town hall” meeting to discuss the annual prescribed burning program on public lands. Cooperating agencies include the Florida Forest Service, Florida Park Service, South Walton Fire District, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Atlanta Botanical Garden Organization and Walton County Emergency Management. Discussions will involve prescribed fire benefits, preparations and evaluations on local state forests and state parks.

The meeting will be held Nov. 14 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the community pavilion at Eden Gardens State Park. 181 Eden Gardens Road, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459. Entrance fees will be waived for all participants.

The Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, manages more than 1 million acres of state forests and provides forest management assistance on more than 17 million acres of private and community forests. The Florida Forest Service is also responsible for protecting homes, forestland and natural resources from the devastating effects wildfire on more than 26 million acres. Learn more at FDACS.gov/FLForestService.

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