Category: Park

The View from Riverwalk Park

Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale is the organization that manages Riverwalk Linear Park. The park runs along the New River in Fort Lauderdale and offers spactacular views of downtown Fort Lauderdale.

I stopped by the western end of the park at lunch time and came away with some decent shots. Here are a few taken near The Performing Arts Centre.

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Tower View at Anne Kolb Nature Center

Today was the day I was waiting for for weeks. It was a sunny and cool December day with few clouds in sight.

I was on A1A in Hollywood when I decided to stop by Anne Kolb Nature Center to get some photos from the observation tower. The view from about 70 feet up is spectacular on a clear sunny day. Here are some of the photos I took today while at Anne Kolb Nature Center.

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Green Cay Wetlands Boynton Beach FL

Green Cay Wetlands (and Wakodahatchee Wetlands a few miles away) are both man-made “catch basins” for water that have been treated at water treatment plants in the Cities of Boynton Beach and Delray Beach respectively. These wetlands serve as home for many forms of wildlife and as observation and educational facilities for visitors.

Green Cay Wetlands has a 1.5 boardwalk that is a great observation point for photographers and those who simply enjoy watching the wildlife. The boardwalk is wide enough for strollers and wheel chairs.

Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands is located at 12800 Hagen Ranch Road, Boynton Beach, Florida. The boardwalk opens daily from 7 AM until sunset.

Here are some of the birds I saw on my first visit to Green Cay:

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Colee Hammock Park is a Quiet Spot in Fort Lauderdale

Tucked away on the south side of Las Olas Boulevard near 15th Avenue, is this small park called Colee Hammock Park. For many this park serves as a fitting “time out” from the hectic happenings in the City of Fort Lauderdale.

This is an open park with none of the facilities or exercise equipment found at the larger parks. There are benches that overlook New River and a few more under the trees. Here are a few images of the park taken early this Sunday morning.

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A Pleasant Sunday Morning Around Town

I woke up early this morning to see the sun rise on Hollywood Beach and to check out a few locations in Fort Lauderdale. I will write another article about a park I visited for the first time. Before then here are 3 of the better images from this morning.

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The View from Riverwalk Linear Park

I was up early one Saturday morning to photograph sunrise on Hollywood Beach. After about an hour photographing sunrise and a few things on and around the Broadwalk, I headed for downtown Fort Lauderdale. I parked near Broward College/FAU and walked south to Riverwalk Linear Park.

Riverwalk Linear Park is a designated walking area on both sides of the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale. It is basically a well maintained walkway near shops, condominiums and shelters with benches. There are also electrical and a/c connections for the expensive boats that dock on the river.

Here are a few photos taken while strolling the Riverwalk.

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Garden of Reflection: A Place for Remembrance (Long Key Nature Center)

The Broward Victim’s Rights Coalition (BVRC) is a community based non-profit organization started by victim service professionals and volunteers in 1991. The Coalition’s mission is to advocate for crime victim’s rights through education and training. At the heart of BVRC is our purpose: to create awareness and empower victims. It is this purpose that motivated the creation of the Garden of Reflection: A Place for Remembrance. The Coalition’s hope is that the Garden will further our mission and commitment to the community, crime victims, and survivors.

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