Upgrades include canal, landscaping and security improvements.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (SEPTEMBER 25, 2019) -
The City of West Palm Beach has completed the multi-year Westward Park Improvements Project. Located along the waterway near Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. and 7th
Street in the Roosevelt Estates Community, Westward Park was established in 1999 as a stormwater retention area.
Managed by the City of West Palm Beach Public Utilities Department’s Stormwater Division, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Department of Public Works Departments, the project included:
- Extensive pressure washing of canal, park walls, and sidewalks;
- Sidewalk and curb concrete repair;
- Major irrigation repair;
- Canal and landscape area trash removal;
- Tree and landscape lighting.
A bench was added for student and visitor use at the main entrance to the park next to Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., as well as an additional trash can and new doggie waste stations.
After the community formally requested to increase lighting surrounding the park, the City installed new, enhanced lighting. Security cameras will be installed this month.
The City began the extensive restoration project in 2014. The approximate cost of these improvements is $622,000.
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