New Sabal Palm Bike Park
Based on survey feedback from residents and discussions with key stakeholders the 2020 KCCI Community Catalyst team is proposing the creation and implementation of a new educational bike park at Sabal Palm Elementary, A Community Partnership School. KCCI’s proposal includes collaboration with Sabal Palm to create interactive spaces promoting bicycle learning experiences and safety.
The KCCI Community Catalysts have proposed a Sabal Palm Bike Park with three zones. These zones include an educational, creative bike space that resembles real life-situations, an off-road experience, and a covered training area for younger students and for use on rainy or hot days. The local elementary bike park could ultimately become a model for other schools in Florida.
“Placemaking often provides a social service. We are excited to collaborate with Sabal Palm in providing education-based and safety-based bicycle experiences to our community’s younger population,” said KCCI Executive Director Betsy Couch.
Sabal Palm was identified through community feedback as the school that would most benefit from an educational bike park of this caliber. Sabal Palm is a public, title 1 school with more than 500 students that serves the 32304 zip code, the poorest zip code in the state.
Sabal Palm Elementary, A Community Partnership School, is a collaboration among Children’s Home Society of Florida, Leon County School District, FAMU and FSU Primary Health. Together, core partners work within the school to address key barriers to learning including poverty food insecurity, lack of affordable healthcare, mental health and more.
Read more about the 2020 KCCI placemaking project and cycling focus, here.