Six Mile Slough Boardwalk Closing Temporarily

When kids feel tied to the community they will protect it and cherish it as their home.
An alligator glides through the water at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers.

The Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve boardwalk will close for up to a few weeks starting Monday, Aug. 17. The parks department will be pressure washing the boardwalk.

During the closings parking will be free at the preserve and the interpretive center and rock and stroll garden will remain open. The interpretive center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. The center hosts educational opportunities and a selection of photo contest winners.

roseate spoonbill
A roseate spoonbill searches for food at the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in Fort Myers.

Local plants adorn the rock and stroll garden. Butterflies congregate in the garden and birds and other wildlife can be seen from the picnic tables.

The preserve is at 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers. The parks department will post the reopening date at www.LeeParks.org. For more information on the slough, subscribe to this blog, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/photosfromflorida.net

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