Southern Recreation Facility, Lehigh Trailhead projects begin on Feb. 12

The projects are expected to be complete in 2024.

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  • | 10:25 p.m. February 7, 2023
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The city of Palm Coast will be breaking ground on its new Southern Recreation Facility and Lehigh Trailhead on Feb. 12.

The groundbreaking will be at 9 a.m. at 1290 Belle Terre Parkway. The facility is Phase 2 of the Recreation Master Plan that includes the Palm Coast Tennis center, a city press release said.

It will be partially funded with a grant from the Flagler County Tourism Development Council.

The grant will cover $739,000, with the remaining money coming from park impact fees and a contribution from the State Road 100 Community Redevelopment Agency, the press release said.

The projects is on approximately 63 acres of land and will include: a community building, 12 pickleball courts, restrooms, locker rooms, a kitchen dining space, a lobby/balcony space, an exterior patio, two multi-purpose rooms available to the public, a community garden, a dog park, an exercise trail, trailhead restrooms and a new parking lot.

Palm Coast Parks and Recreation Director James Hirst said the Lehigh Trailhead will have “tremendous” enhancements.

“The Southern Recreation Facility will provide residents with new programs, events and a state-of-the-art complex where they can explore, connect and play,” Hirst said.

These projects are expected to be complete in 2024, the press release said. The public is welcome to attend Sunday’s groundbreaking. Parking will be available at the Palm Coast Tennis Center.



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