Nocatee to build new water spray park, expanded activity field

4-story spray playground to highlight additional amenities


A new four-story water “spray playground” and an expanded activity field twice the size of Nocatee Town Center field will be the newest amenities added to Nocatee, The PARC Group has announced.

In what the developers say is the largest addition of new amenities since the master-planned community was founded a decade ago, The PARC Group unveiled plans for the new offerings, the first of which – an expanded activity field to be located behind the Nocatee Swim Club – is expected to be completed in Summer 2017. The new Spray Park has an anticipated completion date of Summer 2018.

“This is all part of our ongoing commitment to continually raise the bar for fun and lifestyle here at Nocatee,” said PARC Group President and CEO Rick Ray in a video announcing the new amenities.

Nocatee Spray Park

Building on the popularity of its signature Splash Water Park – which features a resort-style lagoon pool, lazy river, a water slide tower and a 330-foot zipline – The PARC Group has developed plans to build the Nocatee Spray Park. To be located between the Nocatee Swim Club and the Nocatee Community Park, the four-story “water playground” will enable guests to be sprayed with water while sliding, climbing and playing. The new park will also feature a deck, food court and bar. Construction is scheduled to begin in Summer 2017.

Activities Field

The new activity field, officials said, will provide expanded parking and twice as much space as Town Center Field for community events and activities, including the popular monthly Nocatee Farmers Market and drive-in movie nights. A band stage, meanwhile, will accommodate concerts and special events such as the annual Roscolusa songwriters’ festival.

“Events and activities are a major part of the Nocatee lifestyle,” Ray said. “By expanding this area and adding the band stage and parking, we’re ensuring our residents have the perfect spot to host even bigger and better events and activities for years to come.”

The announcement of the new amenities follows the continued growth of Nocatee, which for the past several years has ranked as the third fastest-growing master-planned community in the nation. In November, Nocatee surpassed 5,000 homes, with nearly 1,000 of those homes sold during 2016.

And Nocatee’s amenities, PARC Group officials said, are key to that growth.

 “Nocatee is more than homes, neighborhoods and shopping centers – it’s the lifestyle we enjoy,” Ray said. “That lifestyle is centered around the parks, trails, swimming amenities and community events.  And that lifestyle is about to get even better.”