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Bissett Park Master Plan

Project Description

Creation of a master plan through the park design process and phase 1 development. The project tasks consist of the following: 

- Site Inventory and Analysis
- Data Gathering and Analysis
- Public Input Process
- Programming
- ADA Compliance review and recommendations
- Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) recommendations
- Conceptual Master Planning Alternatives
- Preliminary Master Plan
- Phasing Determination

Bissett Park is identified in the Local Mitigation Plan as a future location for a recreation center capable of providing emergency sheltering.

Project Location

Bissett Park

12455 Path Ave.

Punta Gorda, FL 33955

Latest Updates

First public meeting was held on May 25, 2021 to present a preliminary design concept to the public. The public present at the meeting gave feed back and the project team is working on make some adjustments to the concept plan. The adjusted plan will be presented at future public meeting.

The second public meeting was held on October 13, 2021. A revised plan based on comments from the first public meeting was proposed.

The final concept plan was presented at the Parks and Recreation Advisory board on 12/03/02021. Approval of the concept plan was granted and staff will start the design stage of Phase 1.

In the final design phase of the process.

The engineering firm has started the process for pre-DRC approval.

Bid documents have been completed and documents are being prepared for the bid process.


Phase Cost
Design $97,730.00
Construction $500,000.00
Total Budget $597,730.00
Funding source(s): Capital Improvement fund


Phase Estimated Start Date Forecast Completion Actual Completion
Design Development 04/13/2020 04/13/2022

Supporting Materials

Project Phase
Design Development

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Project Manager
Lacey Solomon

Public Relations
Lacey Solomon
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Sponsor Department
Community Services

Design Engineer/Architect
Weiler Engineering Corporation

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