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Imagine outside activities such as hiking, biking and riding your horses under flush tree hammocks and shallow wetlands without having to cross a road in Jupiter, Florida?! “It will be like going through old Florida,” said Benji Studt, Palm Beach County Environmental Resource Management program supervisor for the outreach section.

Trails surrounded by deer, birds, and other wildlife for about 20 miles long on shell rock is planned to happen this year.  About 230 acres of parkland opened up on Indiantown Road and connects to Riverbend Park and Cypress Creek Natural Area, which is west of Florida’s Turnpike. Which is also the heart of the Everglades Natural Trail System.

For now, they are removing invasive and non-native plants while restoring our beautiful wetlands in the pastureland. Then the property is scheduled to include kayak launches, a 25 acre lake and fishing pier.

County residents are thanking Walker Hatcher, who sold the land to the county to build the park, despite many offers from other corporate developers. His home will be remodeled and become available for civic events for the public.

Park will be completed by next year and hopefully bring back the old feel of Florida!

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