We’ve heard it a million times, but now we can say it with a bit more certainty: There will be a beach and a beachfront.
At least, that’s the official message from the city of Port Canaveral, Florida.
And we have proof.
In fact, the city announced a partnership with the beach company Rodeo Park to host a series of events at its beloved port.
It’s part of a broader effort to restore Port Canaveral as a vibrant, open-air destination that’s well worth the trip.
Here’s what you need to know about the program and the impact of the new plan.
We’re hosting the “Port Canaveral Experience” event, an exclusive event to mark the city’s first 100 days of being open to the public.
It will be held May 29 at Rodeos beach, at the former beach parking lot that once served as a water park and a water supply, as well as at a waterfront hotel on Port Canaveral Island.
The city says the experience will be designed to celebrate the history of the island and the region and bring people back to the beach.
It’ll also be an opportunity for visitors to learn about the history and culture of the region, and the new initiative will be open to all people, including those from outside of Port.
The first 100 people who arrive on the island will be given the opportunity to tour the island, and there will be an open house with the first 100 guests.
We have to say, this is something that we’ve dreamed about for many years, and we’ve worked really hard to make it happen.
Port Canaveral will have an open-to-the-public event with 100 people, and those who arrive will have the opportunity, in person, to learn more about the historic landscape and the culture of Port, according to the city.
This will be the first time the city will host a beach-centric event at the waterfront, which will be one of the most popular destinations in the area.
The event will be organized by Rodeocampark, a beach company with an extensive history of public events.
And it will be sponsored by the Port of Port Everglades.
There’s no official word yet about when the event will start or when it will take place.
But, according the city, it will likely take place over the course of the next couple of weeks.
Port of Canaveral Mayor Paul J. McQuillan has been vocal about the importance of revitalizing the city over the last few years, as the region has seen a steady decline in tourism.
So it was a little bit of a shock when the city came to a joint decision with Rodeol Park to make the decision to reopen Port Canaveral for the first and last time, McQuills office said in a statement.
“This is an exciting time for Port Canaveral.
As our population continues to decline, we are beginning to see that Port Canaveral is becoming an even more popular destination,” McQualls office said.
“The opening of the Port Canaveral Experience, which is part of our city’s 100-day plan, marks an important milestone in our long-term strategy to restore the city to its previous level of vitality.”
For the past year, the port has been under a $1.5 million contract with RCA, which provides water, power, security and other services to the port.
The port also recently received an $800,000 grant from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to open the first two phases of a $200 million waterfront redevelopment project that will bring a new, luxury hotel and residential development to the waterfront.
In June, the Florida Tourism Commission awarded Port Canaveral $2.8 million in federal funding to help fund the project.
“Our hope is that this is the first step in the long-overdue restoration of Port’s character as a city that welcomes visitors and encourages a return to its former glory,” Port Canaveral Mayor Jack D. Wahlgren said in the statement.
We are excited about this opportunity to revitalize Port Canaveral in an innovative and responsible way, and look forward to continuing to work with RCAs partner RodeOPark to develop the next phase of our vision.
“The city hopes the first event will begin in the fall, with the second phase coming later this year.
“Port’s historic water park is now a water-powered, hotel-inspired resort, and our beach is one of only a handful of places in the world that hosts a beach. “
As our population has continued to decline in recent years, we have lost sight of the incredible legacy that the Port has for the people of Port of Florida,” Mcquills office wrote.
“Port’s historic water park is now a water-powered, hotel-inspired resort, and our beach is one of only a handful of places in the world that hosts a beach.
This is a critical time for our region as we seek to rejuvenate the city and restore it to its original, beach-focused character.”
In addition to the events, the City of