New playground to open at Suseda Park


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New playground equipment has been built at Suseda Park, located at 5805 Murrell Road in Viera East. Suseda Park, also known as the Blue Park because of its blue-hued playground equipment, is a small family park that has play areas, a small lake and a walking trail that features playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, bridges and hiking trails.

Ernest Arico

One of Viera’s most beautiful parks has a new playground.

Thomas Dillon, the president and owner of Fairway Management of Brevard, the company that oversees the Viera East Community Association, said it was time to replace the old playground with new equipment.

“We wanted to upgrade the playground equipment to make it safer,” he said.

Built in 2008, Suseda Park, also known as the Blue Park because of its blue-hued playground equipment, is a small family park that has play areas, a small lake, and a walking trail that features playgrounds, picnic areas, restrooms, bridges and hiking trails. It is located at 5805 Murrell Road in Viera East.

Dillon said the project began in mid-March but took time to complete because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The virus slowed things down,” he said.

The VECA is a not-for-profit corporation formed in accordance with the Viera East Community Declaration. It is the Master Association for Viera East. It is administered by a five-member board of directors, and it is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the hardscaping, landscaping and irrigation systems on most major roadways throughout Viera East, certain parks and recreational facilities.

VECA was incorporated Oct. 4, 1989, and it owns about 200 acres of parks (Suseda Park and Clubhouse Park), lakes, streets, parking lots and landscape tracts. 

Viera has six community parks and a number of pocket parks within each neighborhood. In Viera East, Clubhouse Park, Suseda Park and Woodside Park have children's play equipment along with adjoining trail systems. 

Some of the rules and regulations about Suseda Park include:

It is recommended that children younger than 12 be supervised at all times.

All pets are excluded from the pavilion areas and playground.  If pets are brought onto the remaining park premises, they must be “picked-up” after.

Skateboards, bicycles, tricycles, roller skates or other similar items are not permitted in the pavilion area or playground.

Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited.

Each individual is responsible for cleaning the tables after use.

All trash shall be deposited in trash containers provided to maintain neatness and cleanliness of the park area.

No glass containers are allowed anywhere on park premises.

All playground equipment is to be used for the purpose it was designed.

No pony rides.

No independent contractors.

No blow up inflatables.

No amusement rides.

No grills.