After 5 long years of planning and fundraising, Pirate Playground officially opened “for business” May 10, 2014.
This playground, built to accommodate children and parents of all abilities, is like nothing our region has seen before.
It’s set in a breezy, shaded area among the trees behind the Atlantic Rec Center Auditorium and next to Egan’s Creek at 2500 Atlantic Avenue in Fernandina Beach. The community-accessible playground integrates exercise, art, nature, music, imagination, and local history for children of all physical and mental abilities. Parents can relax on benches or at nearby picnic tables, and there are restrooms close by.
The playground is the result of years of work by a nonprofit called 8 Flags Playscapes. It was founded by local father of two Aaron Morgan, who came up with a dream to build it.
Now that it’s built, maintaining Pirate Playground will be one of the nonprofit’s focuses.
Learn more about the organization and how you can support it at 8flagsplayscapes.org.