Sebastian Barber Street Sports Complex, others to get new signs

SEBASTIAN – Three parks will be getting new signs to announce their presence and upcoming events, the Sebastian Parks and Recreation Committee decided Monday.

The issue came up at a prior meeting, when member Matthew Sims noted he had no idea where Hardee Park is located because there was no sign identifying it. The three targeted parks for new signs include Hardee, the Barber Street Sports Complex and Schumann.

Current cost estimates are between $3,000 and $6,000 total, according to city staff.

“I’m just happy to hear we’re going to get the signs,” Sims said.

Though all three parks are excited to get new signage – or more signage – the Barber Street Sports Complex will also get a marquee.

The marquee will allow for registration and game announcements for both baseball and football.

“I’m so excited,” fellow member Jo Ann Webster said.

Webster, president of the Sebastian Little League, offered to take responsibility for the letters and changing the marquee.

She said the marquee would include information, not only for the Little League, but also the football group that uses the complex.

Member Scott Simpson noted that a marquee sign at the Barber Street Sports Complex could also serve as a way to announce city events happening at other parks.

The top of the three parks’ signs will be built like the Sebastian Bark Park – smooth and unadorned, but will have the lettering and design of the current Barber Street Sports Complex sign, which is not expected to be replaced.

The new hybrid signs will serve as a prototype for new park signs to bring unity to the city’s parks and help further brand the city.

Sebastian city staff is expected to price out the signs and get sign permits from the city. There is no prescribed timeline for when the new signs will go up, but they are expected in the near future.

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