Manatee County Continues Commitment to Recreation

Manatee County Continues Commitment to Recreation
Posted on 01/19/2024
John Marble Rec Center Under ConstructionMANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 19, 2023) – Manatee County is continuing to fund upgrades and enhancements to its world-class recreational amenities, creating enhanced leisure opportunities for residents and visitors.

During a recent Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting (January 9, 2024), Commissioners approved a budget amendment funding with bond proceeds from the 2022 Bonds for the construction of a new eight-lane pool at John Marble Park. This construction will replace the existing John Marble Pool for a total cost of $2,721,512. Work on this project is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

“This is a great addition to an already exciting project,” said District Two Commissioner Amanda Ballard. “Once completed the change will be dramatic.”

Funding for two (2) Synthetic Turf athletic fields for the Premier Sports Complex was also approved. A total of $4,548,375 will go towards the construction of the fields and associated overhead costs over the next year. Funding for this legacy project utilized $3,485,875 from Bond Proceeds from the 2022 Bonds and $1,062,500 from Parks Impact Fees.

“These additions will help us maintain a level consistency and excellence for those who use this fantastic facility,” said District 5 Commissioner Ray Turner. “It will enhance the already world-class experience.”