Sirenia Vista Park Shoreline Improvements to Start Soon


The City of Cape Coral is home to a number of beautiful parks and recreation centers. Some of the most popular are the Saratoga Lake Park, Seahawk Park, Reflections Park, Cultural Park and Camelot Park. Another park that is growing in popularity is the Sirenia Vista Park. The park is an 8-acre environmental tract that offers recreation to both locals and visitors. It is located on the corner of Old Burnt Store Road and Ceitus Parkway. Sirenia Vista Park is the newest addition to the list of Cape Coral's parks.

According to the report of news-press.com, starting Monday, March 25, Sirenia Vista Park in the city of Cape Coral will be closed for shoreline improvements. Cape Coral’s project management team anticipates that the park will be closed for six weeks to the public. This is to pave way for the first phase of the project. The shoreline improvement project will be accomplished in two phases. Included in the first phase of improvements are the kayak ramp, manatee viewing and fishing areas. The kayak launch allows adventure seekers to access the CalusaBlueway through the Matlacha. This phase will also include the elimination of the exotic vegetation, grading the shoreline, stabilizing the embankment with riprap and planting native vegetation.

The City’s Public Works Department will work on the removal of the exotic vegetation and the grading along the park’s 3,000 linear feet of shoreline. Permits were already obtained from the Army Corps of Engineers and South Florida Water Management District for the project.

The second phase of the project includes the stabilization of the embankment with riprap and also planting of native vegetation. In the near future, this portion of the project will be bid on the future according to the report. Although, there is no specific timeline has been established for the phase two project. Developers also see the possibility of future phases, which will include improvements of the park’s boardwalk, environmental center, and shoreline and landscape development.

The goal of the whole project is to improve fishing access and at the same time, to create manatee viewing areas. The report also mentioned that the project is being funded with a Lee County Tourist Development Council grant of $191,721 including funds from the City’s Canal Maintenance Program Sirenia Vista Park is designed as an eco-sensitive passive recreational area for visitors and locals of Cape Coral. The new improvements in the park will certainly bring joy to patrons and adventure seekers.
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