By JOHN HAUGHEY STAFF WRITER, Charlotte Sun-Herald Newspaper. Reprinted with permission.
THE ‘PEARL’ OPENS TO A BIG CROWD Charlotte unveils new Oyster Creek Regional Park
ENGLEWOOD — It was billed as the grand opening of a new park but it was actually the new opening of a grand park.
More than 300 people attended ceremonies Friday evening commemorating the official opening of Charlotte County’s Oyster Creek Regional Park.
The 421-acre park off San Casa features a 300,000-gallon Olympic-sized swimming pool, ball fields, a meeting center with locker rooms, basketball courts, tennis and basketball courts, as well as the county’s first cricket field and skate park.
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Oyster Creek Park is not far from Englewood Beach. View a 3’09” video of Englewood Beach: