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Siesta Key Beach Park

Kimley-Horn provided landscape architecture and master planning services for Siesta Key Beach Park in Sarasota, FL

Kimley-Horn partnered with Sarasota County Parks & Recreation to provide landscape architecture, master planning, site planning, environmental permitting, and stormwater management services for the implementation of Siesta Key Beach Park in southwest Florida.

Construction of this $21-million project began in fall 2013, and the park officially opened to the public in February 2016. Construction was carefully sequenced to minimize interruption during peak tourist season. Kimley-Horn’s services included programming, park design, landscape architecture, civil engineering, site environmental assessment, coordinating the shoreline profile and wetland survey, habitat assessment/delineation, costal planning, and construction documents for this high-profile park project; and our design components included “site design” enhancements, a beachfront esplanade to connect key park components, improved traffic circulation and parking, high-quality architecture, beautification consistent with a “world class” beach park, phasing and effective implementation while keeping the park open, wayfinding signage, environmental permitting, sustainable design to respect the environment and wildlife, and LID/LEED design solutions.

Key Park Features:

  • Beachfront esplanade
  • New concession/restroom facility
  • Renovated historical restroom
  • Playground with dedicated play areas for 2 to 5 and 5 to 12 year olds
  • Picnic area
  • Florida-friendly landscaping
  • Pervious concrete parking lots

Project Recognition

  • 2017 Award of Excellence, Open Space Category; Florida American Society of Landscape Architects
  • 2017 Engineering Excellence Award, Water & Stormwater; Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers