Percent Complete: 5%
Start Date: 10/01/2020
End Date: 02/28/2021
The 1.5 million acres wetland preserve, known as the Everglades National Park, is visited by nearly one million visitors each year. This national park borders the City of Coral Springs to the west, from south of Atlantic Boulevard to North of Wiles Road and has long been a destination for residents and visitors alike to catch iconic sunsets from the Atlantic Avenue viewing area as well as host site to numerous public events. Additionally, the Sawgrass Nature Center and Wildlife Hospital sits on 5 acres of land within the Sportsplex Park (adjacent to the Everglades). Given the commission direction to create a sense of place and take advantage of the Everglades, the City plans to research options and develop a long-range strategy to provide our residents and visitors multiple points of interest. In the coming year, staff will assess options for connectivity and identify key stakeholders for this development. A central part of this will be to leverage the Nature Center’s assets in the area to promote the diversity of nature in our backyard.
City staff has compiled draft maps illustrating the everglades loop roads and trails. Federal and State appropriation requests have been issued. Multi jurisdiction impacted parties have been contacted and city staff is partnering for a collaboration and group with this effort. Staff continues to work with private property owners to identify opportunities for sidewalk/landscaping improvements.
Initiatives: Closed Out/Completed | On Target/In Progress | Behind Schedule/Late | Discussion Needed Retreat/Workshop Item | Delay/Hold | No Milestone | Not Defined
Initiatives: Closed Out/Completed | On Target/In Progress | Behind Schedule/Late | Discussion Needed | Retreat/Workshop Item | Delay/Hold | No Milestone | Not Defined
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