LAMP Acquired Properties
The Florida Communities Trust (FCT) is a Florida land acquisition grant program administered by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. When the funding is available, grants are awarded annually on a competitive basis to local governments and non-profit environmental organizations for community-based parks, open space and greenways. These projects must further outdoor recreation and natural resource protection needs identified in the local governments' Comprehensive Plans.
The following properties have been acquired through the Land Aquistion Management Program (LAMP) with the assistance of the Florida Communities Trust Program. More information can be found at Florida Forever.
Florida Community Trust
- Southeast Intracoastal Waterway Park – (1998) 114 acres located between Crescent Beach and Marineland on Anastasia Island in southeastern St. Johns County, between A1A and the Matanzas River.
- Alpine Groves Park – (1999) Alpine Groves Park contains 54.5 acres and is located in northwest St. Johns County between the St. Johns River and William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway (SR13). Access to the site is provided from William Bartram Scenic and Historic Highway.
- Vaill Point Park – (2001) The Moultrie Creek / Intracoastal Park (Vaill Point Park) contains 23 acres and is bordered on the east by the Intracoastal Waterway and on the north by Moultrie Creek. It is accessible from US 1 via Vaill Point Road and Sturdivant Road.
- Fort Mose – (2003) In 1996 the State of Florida purchased the Fort Mose site strategically located on the Tolomato River (a part of the Intracoastal Waterway) which provides county residents with an opportunity to access this water body, and also to become interconnected with Duval County, the City of St. Augustine, and Flagler County.
- Canopy Shores – (2004) Canopy Shores Park is a 33 acre site located within St. Augustine Shores located off US 1. Direct access to the site is provided off Shores Blvd. onto Christina Dr. and this site lies across the street from the St. Augustine Shores's Riverview Club property.
- Beluthahatchee Park – (2005) Beluthahatchee Park is located on the William Bartram Scenic Highway (SR 13) approximately 1/4 mile south of Roberts Road and approximately 200 feet north of Cricket Hollow Lane.
- Nease Beachfront Park – (2005) Nease Park is located 1 mile north of the St. Augustine Inlet on A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway about 230 feet from the Atlantic Ocean.
- Mussallem Beachfront Park – The Mussallem Beachfront Park property is an 8.5 acre site located in eastern St. Johns County. It is bordered on the east by the Atlantic Ocean and on the west by the Intracoastal Waterway. Accessible from Highway A1A, the site is one of the last remaining undeveloped parcels in the area
- Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park – The Vilano Beach Oceanfront Park site is located on 1.7 acres of beachfront property at 2750 Anahma Drive. The park sits nestled in the sand dunes, bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Anahma Drive.