After a year of construction, the five-acre Shelter Cove Community Park was open with a ribbon cutting on April 1, 2015. The park boasts a performance and sunset pavilion, several picnic tables, shade structures, bathrooms, a playground, fountain and marsh-front views.
The construction of the park was the second phase in a project that’s transformed the old Shelter Cove mall into the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. To move the park to its current location, there had to be some changes to the original plans, moving back the original planned opening for the park from 2014 to 2015.
“Shelter Cove Lane was moved closer to the retail portion of the development in order to accommodate the new park location. Once that was done, massive amounts of dirt were brought in to raise the allocated park area and site work began,” said Roni Allbritton, the mall manager at Shelter Cove Towne Centre.
The site where the old park used to be located has been transformed into a new five-story apartment building.
“It occupies approximately five acres but it has a many amenities,” said Albritton. “It has a performance pavilion, built in restrooms, a very elaborate playground, benches and tables and shaded areas and it has a board walk along the water’s edge, and a much better view of the marsh and a beautiful fountain, that’s the centerpiece.”
All photos provided by Shelter Cove Towne Centre.