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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Palm Coast Waterfront Park Dedicated

A visit to the new Waterfront Park in Palm Coast off of Colbert Lane proved to be a pleasant surprise for visitors to the dedication held there on Saturday, September 25.  This new park adds both beauty and a source of recreation to our area. 

Bike riders attending the dedication joined together to tour the route into the park beginning at the Palm Coast Community Center.  The bikers enjoyed not only a scenic ride along the Linear Park/St. Joe Walkway, as they made their way to the dedication of the Waterfront Park, but also learned about the beautiful foliage and wildlife that are part of the paths.  Many visitors also drove to the dedication area where a variety of vendors and eco-friendly activities were available for the entire family.
The park also boasts a large fishing pier, bike trails that weave in and out of wooded areas along the Intracoastal.  A Children’s Memorial Garden is located adjacent to the park to memorialize the lives of youngsters that have left us. 

In addition to the great trails for biking and walking and the fishing pier, visitors will also find a playground and picnic facilities.  The park is also equipped with a "code blue"station if an emergency arises.  This station immediately alerts the Flagler County Sheriff's Office that assistance is needed.

The City is working on a complete map of parks and trails that will be available later this year.  The map will also be available online in the future.  The map should be available in November at City Hall, Community Center and a variety of other locations in the community. 

According to Carol Bennett, Urban Forester for the City,  
"The Waterfront Park will also be a trailhead for the Graham Swamp trail that is planned for the near future.  Bikers and walkers can park at Waterfront Park continue along Colbert and then pick up the Graham Swamp Trail."

Remember that you can also access nearby Linear Park by traveling just a short distance north on Colbert. 

The Waterfront Park was funded by the Florida Inland Navigation District and the City of Palm Coast.  It is located east of Colbert Lane and south of Palm Coast Parkway, along the Intracoastal Waterway. Watch for the signs. 

For more information, please contact Carol Bennett, Urban Forester for the City of Palm Coast at 386-986-3722. 

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