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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.

Project remains ongoing for FY22. Staff will research options and develop a long-range strategy to provide a point of interest. Staff will continue to assess options for connectivity and partner with key stakeholders.  

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Initiatives: On Target Closed Out/Completed | IP On Target/In Progress | Below Plan Behind Schedule/Late | DN Discussion NeededR/W Retreat/Workshop Item | D Delay/Hold | N No Milestone | Not Defined Not Defined
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Initiatives: On Target Closed Out/Completed | IP On Target/In Progress | Below Plan Behind Schedule/Late | DN Discussion Needed | R/W Retreat/Workshop Item | D Delay/Hold | N No Milestone | Not Defined Not Defined

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