New entry signs shine light on Suntree


Eleven entryway signs to Suntree will be updated from the old version to the new. New lighting and brick planters will provide the finishing touches.

photo by Linda Wiggins

Suntree residents are getting a bright new welcome to their communities courtesy of new signage just getting its final touches.

Gone are the dark green signs that say Suntree, except for one. The 11th sign at the Interlachen Road entrance south of Wickham Road will be replaced in 2017 when Brevard County adds an additional left-turn lane onto Wickham Road.

The new signs are shades of light tan with a more subtle sun and tree coloring, fashioned out of warm tone bricks, with lighting added to the left and right of the Suntree lettering, and with matching brick planters in front of each sign. Landscaping will be completed once kinks in delivery of reclaimed water are worked out.

“The Board of Directors wanted to renovate the old signs that needed both repair and a modern motif,” Suntree Master Homeowners Association general manager Todd Foley said. “They reviewed multiple designs and chose the one that maintained the traditional Suntree feel with a modern material and color scheme.”

Another new feature is updated fencing around Jack Mahon Fields at the park on Spyglass Hill Road that also is home to the SMHA office. Gone is the traditional “H” pattern of fencing and posts, in favor of “X” shapes between the posts.

“The fence design was used to discourage people from sitting on the old flat top rail and breaking it,” Foley added. 

In addition to sports, the fields are used for community festivals and movie nights.

A third major update is in cyberspace. A brand new website showcases the community's amenities, many for the first time.

A trail map shows which paths may be used by homeowners around and through the private Suntree Country Club golf courses, and those which are for private country club member use solely for golf carts.

Most of the site is accessible by the public, such as information on upcoming community events, details about the community and links to homeowners sub-associations. Other features are limited to homeowner use and require a login and password, such as photo galleries.

To access the website, go to