Cathy Dupont reported to Historic City News that effective Saturday, August 1, the Hamilton Upchurch Neighborhood Park will be open from 10:00am until dusk each day, a change from the previous hours of dawn to dusk.
Since it opened in mid-April the park has been well utilized by the community, in particular by beginning skate-boarders. Providing a safe and accessible place for young skaters was certainly a need that was filled with the opening of the park.
Along with the park’s use has come a greater understanding of noise created by users of the skate area when there is little other noise in the area, especially during the morning hours, a situation the new hours will address.
The park was made possible through public and private efforts including support from the State of Florida, St. Johns County, and the City of St. Augustine along with the generosity of many, many people the community.
For more information on the new hours, call the City of St. Augustine at 904.825.1006