News about greenspace, trees, parks, recreation.

DSCA Endorses The Bay Sarasota Final Plan

On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, the DSCA Board approved the Resolution in support of The Bay Sarasota final concept plan. The Downtown Sarasota Condominium Association (DSCA) has been a Stakeholder and supporter of the Bayfront 20:20 planning initiative since its early planning in 2014.  DSCA helped financially to fund the Stakeholder initiative and has provided feedback [...]

September 6th, 2018|Greenspace, Land Development, Local News|0 Comments

Pineapple Park Fountain Set for Enhancements

The city is investing nearly $150,000 to restore the mermaid fountain at Pineapple Park — and that’s just the beginning of its plans to improve the downtown space. Officials held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the improvements to the public park at Lemon and Pineapple avenues, dubbed “Good Heart Plaza.” That was 2005. Twelve years [...]

February 6th, 2017|Greenspace, Local News|0 Comments

Greenspace Committee Update

DSCA helped to promote two meetings that were held by the Save Our Sarasota Trees (SOS-Trees) organization.  The first public meeting was held on June 17 at the Art Center Sarasota.  This meeting was initiated in response to reports of trees being removed from Links Park and other downtown locations.  This was an informative meeting open to [...]

August 17th, 2015|Greenspace|0 Comments

Intersections Map  

Intersections Map Treat yourself to a walking tour at your on leisure. Click on the full size map link, print, go to Selby Five Points Park or any other location on the map and begin walking.  Also, if you haven’t seen Selby Five Points Park all lit up, you might want to time your walk [...]

January 2nd, 2014|Greenspace, Transportation|0 Comments

Tobacco-Free Zones in the City?

After the City Parks, Recreation and Environmental Protection Board asked the City Commission to consider creating tobacco-free zones in children’s areas of city parks, DSCA asked the question why limit it to just the children’s areas. Residents and merchants downtown have been complaining for sometime about the litter being created downtown by people who inappropriately [...]

October 11th, 2010|Greenspace, Safety|0 Comments

Fences Up — Five Points Park Under Construction 

You probably noticed the blue safety fence that has gone up around the Five Points Park.  According to the City Public Works Department the schedule calls for •    Removing existing wall surrounding the park •    Grading of the Park •    Installation of a new irrigation system •    Brick walkway installation •    Landscaping Hopefully, we will [...]

October 11th, 2010|Greenspace|0 Comments

Input with City Commission Regarding Vibrancy and Quality of Life Issues

The DSCA leading the way in collaborating with other stakeholders with an interest in improving the vibrancy and quality of life downtown appeared several times before the City Commission to encourage a compromise that works for everyone. The DSCA, based on the advice from many of our association members, has appeared many times before the [...]

August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace, Safety, Zoning Code|0 Comments

Beautification and Redesign of Five Points

The Beautification and Redesign of Five Points Park is Underway with The City Commission’s Acceptance of the Plans Brought Forth By the Downtown Improvement District (DID). The improvements to beautify Five Points Park and make it functionally a much more useable and comfortable resource for residents and visitors will be taking place at the same [...]

August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace|0 Comments

City Commission Moves Forward with Mooring Field Project

Peter Fanning, DSCA President, appeared before the City Commission on August 16 to again push for completion of the Bayfront Mooring Field. This much discussed, off again-on again effort, has been going on for nearly a decade, and was identified by the Board of Directors with member support as a priority for this year. Peter [...]

August 23rd, 2010|Greenspace|0 Comments