City of Deerfield Beach embraces child-friendly plan for Sullivan Park
In the end, it was what it afforded children that won residents and Deerfield Beach commissioners over to a plan to develop Sullivan Park, approved by the Community Redevelopment Agency on Tuesday [9/10]. Both plans presented to the Bermello Ajamil and Partners called for spending some $4 million in revenue from the special taxing district on an existing entry road, shaded play areas, a stair to the stop of the bridge and the beach beyond, as well as a bathroom and docks for boaters, kayakers and paddleboarders. The latter is a precondition of a grant provided by the Florida Inland Navigation District a special taxing district for the maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway. The plan that was approved Tuesday sacrifices a larger parking lot in favor of more green space and the highlight, according to almost everyone who spoke, is a shallow, fountain-like structure that invites play during the day, and serves as a lit architectural enhancement at night.