PARKS

Beaches and parks require amenities. Sweet Sparkman specializes in transforming these utilitarian buildings into iconic structures. Our staff takes great pride in being a part of these projects where we live, work, and play. Sweet Sparkman rises to the challenge of creating a legacy for future generations to enjoy.

“The ability to transform such a pragmatic program into a public space. Although simple, this piece of infrastructure beautifully converts into the civic realm of the park.”

AIA Florida Jury for Playball Pavilion

PLAY BALL PAVILION
Updating and upgrading a local park.
A 2,600-sq.-ft. covered shelter and restroom pavilion replaced aging structures in a park that hosts baseball and kickball. A covered picnic area with adjacent multi-purpose room provides a panoramic view.
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SIESTA KEY PARK AND PAVILION
A world-class park for the #1 beach.
Work included renovation of a historic pavilion and new concession buildings, restrooms, wedding pavilion, multi-use shelters, and picnic pavilions, utilizing fresh takes on subtropical coastal design and Sarasota School of Architecture.
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CASPERSEN BEACH PAVILION
Design with an environmental twist.
Restroom pavilions, one with viewing platform, another near a trail system and both designed to capture rainwater, showcase a site nestled between nature preserves and the Gulf. A multi-use space and operations area complete the picture.
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NORTH JETTY BEACH PAVILION
Tackling a project for anglers.
The new pavilion for this popular fishing spot has restroom facilities at the southern end, while the northern section has a concession area with a covered roof for gathering and enjoying views of the beach and jetty.
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GUN RANGE
Ready, Aim, Design!
This project involved adding 32 targets to the Sarasota County Law Enforcement Gun Range in Nokomis, as well as a new bullet catcher, realigned service road, additions to target boundaries, a covered shelter, and storage site.
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MANASOTA BEACH PARK PAVILION
Bringing nature into design.
A new pavilion and garden plaza incorporate elements that evoke the sea oats that dot the sand. The slightly elevated pavilion enables concession patrons to enjoy spectacular Gulf views in a covered picnic area atmosphere.
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SOUTH LIDO BEACH PAVILION
Beauty, durability and conservation
Located near the park’s entrance, the new pavilion has an elevated breezeway that enables an open view to surrounding waters. Built with weather-resistant materials, its inverted roof also functions as a funnel for the cistern.
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Lovers Key State Park Welcome and Discovery Center
Stunning, resilient design inspired by nature
Designed to showcase and educate visitors about the Park’s flora, fauna, and diverse ecosystems, Lovers Key's new visitor center is nestled into the surrounding landscape of the park and emphasizes rugged beauty.
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Bayshore Live Oak Park
Florida site park improvements.
Included in the design are several grassed and paved parking areas, picnic and pavilion areas, restroom, playground, boardwalks, sidewalks, shell pathways and interpretive gathering places.
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