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Broward County > Greenways > Conservation Levee

Conservation Levee Greenway

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Conservation LeveeThe Conservation Levee, spanning over 48 miles in Broward County, provides an exciting opportunity to develop a trail which will make the Everglades experience more accessible to Broward County residents and visitors. The greenway would extend along the L-36 Levee from the Palm Beach County line (and the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge to the north) south to Wiles Road. At Wiles Road, a trailhead is planned taking advantage of the existing access point under the Sawgrass Expressway. Further south, another trailhead is planned at Atlantic Blvd. and the greenway's intersection with the proposed C-14 Canal/Cypress Creek Greenway. Eventually, a pedestrian/bicycle flyover across the Sawgrass Expressway is planned between these two corridors.

From here, the L-35B Levee branches west in a long loop which eventually meets U.S. 27. At this intersection, Everglades Park would serve as a trailhead. Further to the east, Broward County's Markham Park, which includes mountain biking trails, camping, playgrounds and other facilities, will serve as a major trailhead. At Markham Park, the greenway intersects with the proposed New River/SR 84 Greenway which travels to the east along the New River Canal ending at Port Everglades. Traveling south along the L-37 Levee from U.S. 27, the greenway is bordered on the east by wetlands and lands set aside as a buffer for the Everglades. Everglades Park will serve as a trailhead facility adjacent to the L-37 Levee.

The greenway continues along the scenic L-33 Levee reaching Everglades Holiday Park at Griffin Road. Everglades Holiday Park will provide an excellent trailhead, with amenities such as a restaurant and air boat rides. The greenway continues along the L-33 Levee south with potential future connections to Miami-Dade County.


Potential Development Costs
Conservation Levee Greenway Cost
Greenway Trail corridor
Site work, paved trail, 3 pedestrian bridges, signs
Proposed Sawgrass Trailhead
Site work, paving, Restroom/information
building, air station, drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches, barbeque grills, signs, landscaping
Proposed Wiles Road Trailhead
Site work, paving, air station, drinking fountains, picnic tables, benches, signs, landscaping
Improvements at Existing Parks and Trailheads
Paving, signs, landscaping, bike racks, drinking fountains, air stations, benches

Markham Park
Everglades Trailhead
Everglades Park
Everglades Holiday Park
Grand Total
*=Does not include land aquisition costs if applicable or design costs; costs computed using 2001 dollars; estimates for conceptual use only.

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