The City of Sanibel held a dedication Friday, March 1 for the completion of the Jordan Marsh Park project. The park is situated on six acres of city-owned land known as the Jordan Marsh Preserve, and 1.3 acres of land on the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation’s Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Tract. With construction starting last September, the park at 790 Casa Ybel Road will improve water quality in the Sanibel Slough, helping to meet Sanibel’s water quality standards. (Below left is from September 2018, on the right is from March 1.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The park will also enhance existing wildlife habitat, provide recreational opportunities and educate park visitors on the various Best Management Practices used to improve water quality.

Project Manager Holly Milbrandt reports the $165,000 engineering cost and $475,000 construction cost were funded through the South Florida Water Management District’s Cooperative Funding Program. Additional moneys came from Lee County community park impact fees and budgeted city funds.

Jordan Marsh Park is accessible to pedestrians and cyclists, although there is no on-site parking.