INCREASING ACESSS AND OPPORTUNITY
The Pocket Park formerly known as the SWAG playground was a quarter acre park with no ADA access, no hard surfaces and limited structures. Utilizing Wild Spaces Public Spaces monies Alachua County Parks and Open space converted the old site to an ADA accessible park. The new park, now renamed Mark S. Hopkins Park, is designed for pedestrian access and has sidewalk access connections to the SWAG center and the community medical building across the street. Within the park all surfaces are ADA compliant and is used by children from the surrounding Sugar Foot Oaks neighborhood ages 5 to 12. The updated park features picnic tables, a child-sized basketball court and a play structure, which includes multiple slides, monkey bars, climbers and more.
Watch the video about the Mark Hopkins Pocket Park