Jay’s Bray-Hendricks Park Closing July 1 For $4.5 Million In Improvements

June 23, 2022

The Bray-Hendricks Park in Jay will close July 1 for a $4.5 million renovation and improvement project.

The project will include a central concession stand encircled by four baseball and softball fields, two t-ball fields, two basketball courts, four tennis courts, soccer fields, a multi-use football field and amphitheater. New restrooms
and picnic pavilions will also be added to the sports complex.

The current playground and outdoor fitness court facilities will remain.

The park will be closed to the public on July 1 to begin demolition and disposal. Construction is estimated to be completed in one year.

The park project will be funded by the State of Florida, Santa Rosa County, Town of Jay and grant sources.

The Town of Jay will not host a fireworks show this year due to the construction and fireworks show cost.


5 Responses to “Jay’s Bray-Hendricks Park Closing July 1 For $4.5 Million In Improvements”

  1. Cindylou on June 24th, 2022 8:52 pm

    what a waste of 4.3 million, a tennis courts, softball fields, kiddie play area ,parking lot , toilet for the bargain price of 4.3 million land is cheap in Jay

  2. Debbie on June 24th, 2022 12:52 pm

    Could have waited until July 5th so we could have enjoyed the fireworks.

  3. Jack Jones on June 23rd, 2022 11:53 pm

    What kind of people do you want in your town, Would there be a specific type you prefer or would it be determined by the one’s that you choose. I’m curious. We are here in Cantonment would just like to just get a Center approved. Not even a drop in the bucket compared to the 4 million that’s getting approved in Jay. Some people are never happy.

  4. Elijah Bell on June 23rd, 2022 2:08 pm

    Glad to see the Jay comm. will have a new and improved park. Thanks to Mayor Owens, Eric Seib, and all those who has put in many days working to get this project in motion.

  5. Tammy on June 23rd, 2022 11:50 am

    Why am amphitheater in Jay? When I hear amphitheater, I think of concerts and very large amounts of people and not always the kind of people you want in your small town.

    Wouldn’t something for the kids like a splash pad be more useful?

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