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Brand New Central Park at Del Webb Ponte Vedra Garnering Rave Reviews

Saturday, October 15, 2011 / Del Webb

Ponte Vedra, Fla. --- The brand new Central Park at Del Webb Ponte Vedra--- its grand opening is scheduled for Oct. 22 ---is already sprouting fans and rave reviews from residents who have already formed a garden club.

Sean Strickler, vice president of sales for Del Webb in the Jacksonville region, said Central Park is a marvel of horticultural planning and community design.

“We really put our hearts into it,” Strickler said.

“We’ve planted more than 100 trees, from palms, magnolias, oaks, medjools, and river birch to fruit and nut trees such as peach, peach, pear, plum, apple, citrus, pecan, pomegranate, fig, and avocado,” Strickler said.

All the trees were selected for their ability to adapt to the Florida climate, Strickler said.

Fruit-bearing shrubs---grape, blueberry, raspberry, and elderberry---form barriers and corridors to accent the landscape.

Boutique magnolia specimens form a quiet grove in one part of the park, and in another 1,000 square foot area residents can rent their own sections to plant their own individual gardens of vegetables and ornamentals.

Gardening plots are ADA accessible too, Strickler said.

Outside the gardening compound, common areas are sodded with Zoysia and irrigated with reclaimed water. Closer to the edible plants, Bahia grass and potable irrigation sources are the order of the day.

The Riverwood at Nocatee Homeowners Association Garden Club will take charge of managing Central Park, Strickler said.

“We have an inclusive maintenance and management program in place that the Garden Club can assume once they are well organized,” Strickler said.

“We have many residents anxiously awaiting the opening of Central Park so they can utilize the individual sections available to grow their own fruits and vegetables year round,” said Richard Carty, a Del Webb Ponte Vedra resident heading up the Garden Club.

A second phase will include a bandshell and herb gardens.

Del Webb will host a Fall Grand Opening reception with tours of the Anastasia Clubhouse and Central Park from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the award-winning active adult community, located on Del Webb Parkway in Ponte Vedra.

“We’re hosting a free cocktail hour that will feature several of our Del Webb Ponte Vedra residents,” Strickler said. 

Visitors should call 888-817-2249 to RSVP by Oct. 17 to gain access to the community for the event.

Del Webb Ponte Vedra offers Carriage Homes and Single Family homes priced from the mid-$100s.

About Del Webb
Del Webb, the pioneer of active retirement communities, is America’s leading builder of developments for people 55+ since 1960. By building quality homes and communities that help active adults optimize their next phase in life, Del Webb’s amenities and programs enable homeowners to easily engage creatively, socially, athletically and intellectually.  In concert with Baby Boomer residents, the brand is continually redefining retirement and retirement living. Del Webb communities have grown to include more than 50 communities currently open for new home sales in 20 states. For more information on Del Webb, visit To learn more about how to plan a smart future, check out financial tools at 


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