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Groundbreaking Ceremony


Collier County will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Gordon River Greenway on Thursday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. The ceremony will take place at the Naples Zoo Parking Lot, 1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL. More than one member of the Board of County Commissioners may attend.


Taking advantage of the natural beauty along the Gordon River in one of the last unspoiled areas of urban Naples, the Gordon River Greenway will stretch two miles from Golden Gate Parkway toward the heart of Naples, ending at Central Avenue. Weaving among the mangroves and other native plants, the Greenway will feature -

  • paved pathways
  • wildlife viewing stations
  • decorative bridges
  • benches
  • educational signage and interpretive graphics
  • restrooms and other amenities
  • entrance access to the Naples Zoo and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

The Gordon River Greenway is being designed and built for individuals and families to enjoy a variety of activities. The 12-foot wide pathways and 10-foot wide elevated boardwalks will appeal to walkers, hikers, joggers, cyclists, in-line skaters, and skateboarders. The pathways and boardwalks will be wide enough for people pushing baby carriages or walking dogs, as well as for individuals in wheelchairs.


Greenways are attractive spots for birders, nature photographers and other artists, environmental and "greening" enthusiasts, and travelers seeking new trails to explore. The greenway will also provide canoeists and kayakers with a new landscape to explore from the Gordon River.  For more information, call Peg Ruby at (239) 252-4000.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

8:30 a.m.