BOCA RATON — A portion of Gumbo Limbo Nature Center‘s coastal boardwalk — which has been under renovation for nearly two years — reopened to the public on Wednesday.
The one-quarter-mile, elevated boardwalk winds its way through a thick coastal hammock consisting of red, white and black mangrove trees at the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, at 1801 N Ocean Blvd. The boardwalk was closed nearly two years ago to replace rotting and aging wooden beams.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony with city leaders and Gumbo Limbo employees was held Wednesday afternoon.
The boardwalk was renovated to make it safer and accessible to people with disabilities.
The boardwalk is open to the public — for a suggested $5 donation — between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and between noon and 4 p.m. on Sunday.