Share your thoughts on Boca’s waterfront redesign at visioning session

Chris Beenan (left) and Beth Domino, both of western Boca Raton, stare out at the ocean at South Beach Park. (Photo by Lulu Ramadan / Palm Beach Post)

BOCA RATON — Have a vision for Boca Raton’s 300 acres of waterfront green space?

Residents have the opportunity to share ideas and feedback on the city’s plan to connect and upgrade its 14 coastal parks at a meeting Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Downtown Boca Raton Library, at 400 NW Second Ave.

Fort Lauderdale-based consulting firm ESDA gathered criticisms and desires for Boca’s waterfront at a meeting in April, and will present design options to the public at the coming meeting.

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Residents have said they’d like opportunities to snorkel, stroll along a boardwalk by the water and eat at a small, waterfront cafe at Boca Raton’s parks all options that were taken into consideration by ESDA.

The goal of the Waterfront Master Plan is to connect the 5-mile stretch of Boca Raton’s waterfront and oceanfront, with more than 300 acres of parks.

That stretch includes the coveted Wildflower property, a vacant parcel of land on Palmetto Park Road just east of the Intracoastal Waterway that voters demanded be reserved for public use in a landslide vote in November.