Florida Church Scraps Plans for New Sanctuary to Build Community Park
Large recreational area to include playgrounds, sports and multi-purpose fields, common areas and more
Cape Christian Fellowship in Cape Coral, Fla., has begun construction of Fellowship Park. Phase one of the new 100,000-square-foot community park involves the construction of a large sunken fountain, new landscaping, outdoor seating, and a courtyard.
When finished, the park will include multiple children’s playgrounds, sports and multi-purpose fields, common areas, a zip line, a jogging trail, a splash pad, the city’s first amphitheater, a covered pavilion and covered seating with a café. Fellowship Park will be open for public use and will be funded, maintained, owned and operated by the church.
Despite doubling its membership and outgrowing its current facilities, Cape Christian Fellowship replaced plans to build a multi-million dollar, 1,700-seat auditorium with new plans to build Fellowship Park.
“We are excited to offer our land to build Fellowship Park and are encouraged by our congregation’s generous giving which makes the development of Fellowship Park a reality,” says Executive Pastor Brett Furlong. “We are working in partnership with the design team and city officials to create a park that all families in our city can richly enjoy.”
The church-owned property includes a parking lot with more than 700 parking spaces, restroom facilities and lighting for evening events and activities such as Taste of the Cape, Jazz on the Green, concerts and school assemblies.
For more information, visit www.capechristian.com or call 239-772-5683.