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Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park

Quality of Life

Overview

This project links 7,200 acres of public recreation lands east of Capital Circle Southeast. The construction of a boardwalk spanning the lake north of Apalachee Regional Park provides unprecedented access to the unique Lower Lake Lafayette wetlands. Ecosystem restoration will be achieved through stream restoration, stormwater retrofit, and exotic/invasive plant management on the public lands. Finally, this project conducts a critical analysis of the floodwaters generated in the St. Marks and Lafayette basins with the potential to provide flood insurance relief to property owners east of Chaires Cross Road. 

 


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Links 7,200 acres of public recreation lands east of Capital Circle Southeast. 

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Ecosystem restoration.

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Stormwater studies which may provide flood insurance relief to property owners.

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Estimated Cost: $15.8 million

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Trail Improvements include:

  • Off-road trails from Upper Lake Lafayette to St. Marks Headwaters
  • Boardwalk across the lake from the Apalachee Regional Park to the Lower Lake Lafayette wetlands
  • Goose Creek Trailhead and link to Nusbickel site
  • Trailhead enhancements in the St. Marks Headwaters include parking, canoe launching and educational features.