Ocala News, Pine Oaks Wetlands Boardwalk, City of Ocala, Wetland Recharge Park

The Wetland Groundwater Recharge Park is a $6 million project in Ocala, Florida. Rachel Slocumb from the city's Water Resources Department describes, “One of the purposes is to have a place where the community can enjoy nature. It will be a nature oasis definitely unique to Ocala. There aren't many wetland parks in Florida.”

In addition to an opportunity for the community to experience nature, the park's purpose is to recharge the Floridian aquifer with treated water from the city's wastewater plants. As a result, the 60-acre park improves water quality and creates an essential ecosystem. A significant feature of the project is the Pine Oaks Wetlands Boardwalk.

Ocala News, Pine Oaks Wetlands Boardwalk, City of Ocala, Wetland Recharge Park

The City of Ocala specified a 1500-foot boardwalk with two viewing platforms composed of Wagners

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Ocala News, Pine Oaks Wetlands Boardwalk, City of Ocala, Wetland Recharge Park

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