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The Dixie Highway Greenway presents a unique opportunity to develop a trail connecting the historic main streets and downtowns of Broward's eastern cities. The proposed trail originates at Pioneer Park near the Deerfield Beach City Hall complex and travels south through Deerfield Beach along an existing multi-purpose path. In Pompano Beach, the trail intersects with an existing multi-purpose trail which encircles Pompano Air Park. Two trail heads are proposed in Pompano Beach, one at Pompano Air Park and another to the north of Cypress Creek.
The trail continues south on Cypress Road, turns west on Floranada Rd., then south along the FEC RR to downtown Oakland Park. The City of Oakland Park has plans underway to construct a portion of the trail as part of its redevelopment program. South of Oakland Park Boulevard in Wilton Manors, Dixie Highway and the FEC railway split with Dixie shifting to the west. At this point, the trail turns east on NE 26th St. then south along NE 15th Ave. to Colohatchee Nature Park. Colohatchee Park, located on the South Fork of the Middle River, is a beautiful natural area with a remnant Mangrove forest, nature trails, boat ramp and picnic/play areas.
Entering the City of Ft. Lauderdale, trail will continue south to Holiday Park. Travelling through Holiday Park to the west, the trail then turns south along a wide area adjacent to Flagler Drive. Approaching downtown, the trail moves into the Ft. Lauderdale's signature Riverwalk area which offers a wide variety of parks, entertainment, dining and sightseeing opportunities.
At this point the trail goes south to Florence Hardy Park, turns west along SW 9th and south on SW 4th St, jogs east on SW 15th St., then south on SE 4th St. to Poinciana Park. The trail then moves south along Andrews Ave. to the City of Ft. Lauderdale's 92 acre Snyder Park, which provides a destination for trail users with a diversity of facilities including swimming, bicycling, nature trails, restroom facilities, picnic areas, etc. Across from Snyder Park is the Wildlife Care Center, another facility of interest, which is open to the public.
At Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, the trail will follow Eller Drive to NE 7th Ave. bringing it to the south side of the airport. Here, the Airport Greenbelt provides lush vegetation, trails and views of the south airport runway. The trail then moves along SW 4th Ave. into downtown Dania Beach. Just north of Sheridan Street the trail picks up at Dixie Highway t follows on through Hollywood and Hallandale Beach.
Hollywood's vibrant downtown offers numerous shopping, dining and cultural opportunities for trail users. The trail reaches its final destination in Hallandale Beach at Bluesten Park just north of the Miami-Dade County line. Potentially, the trail could link to Greynolds Park in Miami-Dade.
|Potential Development Costs|
|Dixie Highway Trail
Proposed Greenway TrailSite work, paved trail, 1 pedestrian bridge, benches, signs, landscaping
Improvements at Existng Parks and Trailheads Paving, signs, landscaping, bike racks, drinking fountains, air stations, benches at:
Pompano Air Park
Pompano Beach City Hall
Proposed Pompano Beach City Park
Downtown Oakland Park
Downtown Ft. Lauderdale
Downtown Dania Beach
Grand total *=Does not include land aquisition costs if applicable or design costs; costs computed using 2001 dollars; estimates for conceptual use only.
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