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Newtown Park Temporarily closed for repairs

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB)-  Fredd Atkins Park is closed through Friday, January 19.

According to the City of Sarasota, the park, which is located at the corner of U.S. 301 and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, is being redesigned; the restrooms will be removed and a new irrigation system will be put it. 

"In October, crews began the first phase of the project, removing the gazebo in the area to make way for new seating and enhanced landscaping," said Kate Flexter the Communications Specialist for the City of Sarasota. 

The park will reopen to the public on Saturday, January 20.

"This project is part of the City’s larger goal to revitalize the Newtown community by stimulating the economy, encouraging development and enhancing existing recreation facilities, like Fredd Atkins Park," added Flexter.