The building design for the new Mackle Park Community Center was unveiled at the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee (PRAC) meeting Tuesday, August 18th. The total square footage of the center, including covered areas, is 12,054. The overall consensus of the committee was positive. The committee, in a motion by Dr. Carlos Portu, agreed to review the plans in more detail during a workshop to be held on September 1st at 3:00 PM. The architect, Victor Latavish, AIA, who also designed the Fiala Community Center in East Naples, will be present. The plans include an effort to save a large oak tree directly in front of the building. During the workshop in September, PRAC will begin reviewing the Veterans Community Park master plan. Public comment will be taken during the meeting.
50th Anniversary Concert in the Park
The City of Marco Island will host a 50th Anniversary Concert in the Park on November 21st at Veterans Community Park from 4-9:00 PM. The concert will be free and open to the public. Four bands are scheduled and will include a variety of genres. Everyone is welcome. Food and drinks will be available throughout the event. Watch for more information coming soon. If your business is interested in sponsoring the event, contact Samantha Malloy, Community Events Coordinator at 239-389-3917.