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Boardwalk coming to Lake Wellington

Posted at 8:05 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 04:16:33-04

WELLINGTON, Fla. -- There’s sign of things to come in the Village of Wellington.

On Tuesday evening village leaders and residents gathered for a groundbreaking for a new boardwalk along Lake Wellington. Officials say the project is changing the landscape both visually and economically.

The boardwalk is part of the approved phase one of the Town Center master plan. It first begins with a $2 million, 800-foot brick paved boardwalk, approximately 20 to 30 feet wide that will run from the Community Center to the Lake Wellington Professional Center.

Docks will also be installed to help people access the Town Center via Lake Wellington as well. It’s all part of a larger project.

”The hope is that we’re going to provide amenities and improvements to the property that would appeal and provide activities to that entire span of Wellington’s age groups, and demographics and residents - not just one group,” said Jim Barnes, Village of Wellington assistant village manager.

Village officials are still gathering input from the public on phase two of the plan to find out what other civic and recreation amenities at the Town Center to appeal to youth, adults and senior residents today and in the future.

The new boardwalk should be complete by the spring of 2020.