Long Lake - Mile-Long Coastal Dune Lake Cleanup
This lake is used by families and individuals gliding about in paddle boats, paddleboards, canoes and kayaks. For years, however, the lake was clogged with exotic, non-indigenous plant growth so that boaters were not able to enjoy the full length and beauty of the lake. What’s more, Camp Live Oak and our public middle school L.I.F.E. program that include in their curricula marine projects and boating skills, were not able to use the lake as they once did. Thanks to grants, we were able to clean out the lake and keep it open for boaters.
(Current view of Long Lake with view of Long Lake in the past below)
There are two children’s playgrounds, one of which has been made ADA compliant. We now have a “limitless” playground that enables youngsters with challenges to play alongside their friends. They also allow parents who have physical challenges to attend to their children in the playground as well.
Terramar Visitor and Education Center
The Terramar Visitor and Education Center houses historical exhibits and hosts a big screen television that shows historical and educational videos.
The reconstruction of the 1.2-mile seawall is almost two thirds completed. B&M Marine has rebuilt and raised the 100-year-old seawall 18″ to combat climate change and floods. This will help activate the longest seawall in southeast Florida, providing the infrastructure for other amenities, including the Public Boat Dock and the Seawall Trail.
230 Foot Floating Public Boat Dock
Our 230′ floating boat dock and welcome pavilion is now completed and open to the public. Boats (30′ and shorter) can tie up to the dock during park hours (8 a.m. to dusk; park fees apply).
Renderings Donated by: John Barranco of Barranco Gonzalez Architecture