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Public invited to give input on Joel Agri-Eco Park

By Staff | Dec 19, 2017

Lee County will hold an informal open house next month regarding Joel Agri-Eco Park.

The event will take place Jan. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bayshore Fire Protection and Rescue Service District, at 17350 Nalle Road, North Fort Myers.

Attendees will have a chance to view 3D drawings of the park, a proposed 30-acre site off Joel Boulevard, about 1 1/2 miles south of Palm Beach Boulevard in east Lee County.

The community will also have an opportunity to talk to county staffers.

Plans call for the park to embody two prevailing themes: agricultural and ecological.

The agricultural component involves demonstration plots where visitors can learn how to use agriculture in urban or suburban settings, along with an outdoor classroom and shade house. As for ecological, there will be areas where visitors can learn about pine flatwoods, meadow and littoral ecosystems.

Other proposed amenities include multi-use and primitive trails, shaded picnic areas, restrooms and on-site parking.

For more information, visit www.LeeParks.org or call 239-533-7275.

Source: Lee County