In 2018, Lee County Government gave the City of Sanford the front area of Kiwanis Family Park to redevelop.
In September 2019, the City unveiled a brand new inclusive playground, Sanford's first splash pad, a half-mile walking trail, two new shelters, and a new bathroom facility.
Kiwanis Family Park's new inclusive playground offers several play features that are accessible to people of all abilities.
The park is adjacent to a new, paved half-mile walking trail.
The City of Sanford's only splash pad is located at Kiwanis Family Park. The splash pad is free to use.
There are benches and picnic tables in the splash pad area. There is also a grassy, shaded area where visitors can sit on their own blankets, towels, or portable chairs.
At this time, the splash pad is not available for private rental.
Hours of Operation
The park and playground are open from sunrise to sunset year-round. Bathroom facilities are open from 7:00 a.m. until sunset.
The splash pad will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. every day from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The pad may open for limited hours during the weeks leading up to Memorial Day and through late October, weather permitting.
Kiwanis Family Park Walking Trails and Existing Facilities
The City of Sanford is only responsible for the areas of Kiwanis Family Park mentioned above, which are the new main parking lot, the splash pad, the playground, the paved half-mile walking trail, and the two new picnic shelters.
The gravel walking trails, existing Kiwanis Club picnic shelter, uncovered picnic tables, gazebo, and side parking lot remain under the ownership and management of Lee County Parks and Recreation.