• First renderings on St. Johns County 14-acre Crystal Lagoon released

    By: Jenna Bourne, Action News Jax

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    Developers released the first renderings of what the 14-acre Crystal Lagoon being constructed in St. Johns County is going to look like.

    The man-made lagoon is being built in the Twin Creeks development off County Road 210, in a landlocked part of the county.

    Crews are working to transform the enormous dirt lot into paradise.


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    The crystal-clear water will be surrounded by a boardwalk, waterslides, a dog splash park, a miniature golf course, homes and retail space.

    The lagoon is going to be deep enough for water sports.

    The white sand beach will only be open to the 1,000 homeowners surrounding it.

    The public will be able to access restaurants with floating docks on the lagoon.

    “When you want to go to a restaurant and dine outside on a nice summer’s evening, instead of looking at a parking lot or another road, you’re going to be looking at 14 acres of crystal-clear water,” said Twin Creeks Development Associates primary owner John Kinsey.

    Crystal Lagoons U.S. CEO Uri Man said the company’s lagoons use pulse disinfection and ultrasonic filtration to keep the water crystal clear.


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    Action News Jax asked Man how the company would prevent alligators from going for a swim in the lagoon.

    “Crystal Lagoons is actually a solution when people worry about the problem of snakes, and alligators and wildlife, because the water is crystal clear. If, for example, an alligator were to ever come into the water, you could see it immediately and you can call Fish and Wildlife and they can have it removed,” Man said.

    It’s going to take about two months to fill up the lagoon. The developers plan to start filling it late this summer.

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