MILTON — Optimist Park located off Old Bagdad Highway at the corner of Parkmore Plaza is open once again after renovations making the park more Americans with Disabilities Act-friendly.

Santa Rosa County Commission Chairman Bob Cole cut the ribbon officially reopening the park.

Improvements include new pour-in-place rubberized surfacing, ADA-friendly play structures, two shade structures with four benches, an ADA-compliant sidewalk system, two baseball fields, a pavilion and a dog park.

The project cost of $300,000 was funded through the local option sales tax and District 2 recreational dollars. ADA upgrades to the walking track and restroom improvements are on schedule for future enhancements.