CGA developed a waterfront park design on an archeologically significant site in the City of Dania Beach. The site, which contains a scenic mangrove cove, is located along the Dania Cut-off canal. The park design features waterfront elements, including a fishing dock and platform, picnic pavilions and an exercise path. Native plantings were used to eliminate the City’s need for permanent irrigation, and plants were selected for their educational opportunities including highlighting the butterfly attracting varieties. The project scope included designing the site amenities to preserve and highlight the remnant Oak Hammock; designing a stabilization system for the shoreline embankment along with vegetating the shoreline (before and after pictures shown above); designing informational kiosks featuring the historic Native American midden and the site’s natural resources; and obtaining all required permits for the installation of the site features. A State and a County Grant were provided to assist in the project costs. The scope also included coordinating with the County and State on gaining approval for the site design, tracking all expenditures and processing and obtaining all grant funds for the City, and closing out the grants and permits.
City of Dania Beach