Carpenter Creek Headwaters Park Amenities
State of Florida
DWH Project Funding
Known Leveraged Funding
Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)
Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA
Engineering and/or Construction
The project will provide and enhance recreational opportunities through the construction of a public park at the headwaters of Carpenter Creek. The project is a companion to a NDRA water quality improvement project, both of which are part of the Carpenter Creek and Bayou Texar Watershed Management Plan. Specifically, the project includes: • Construction of a 2,000-foot-long trail (including an elevated boardwalk portion) that provides an access point to the lake feature on the property; • Construction of a paddle-craft launch (as a walkway to the shoreline, not an in-water structure), passive recreation area (e.g., benches and tables), and a 12-space parking area (approximately 12,000 square feet); • Installation of educational signage describing the benefits of this project and the companion water quality project. The project will enhance public access by providing a new recreational opportunity in an area with no current recreational access. The trail and paddle-craft launch will allow users to access the lake feature of the creek, a result of a series of beaver dams. The new parking area will also enhance public access to the area. The passive recreation area will feature tables and benches to allow users to enjoy the park views while maintaining the native tree canopy. The educational signage will enhance awareness of the restoration efforts and importance of the creek and watershed.