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Nature center boardwalk to be rebuilt

Posted Dec. 29, 2015

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The boardwalk is adjacent to Lake Worth and provides visitors a chance to view marsh wildlife up close.

The city council authorized funds to renovate the marsh boardwalk at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

The Fain Group won the bid to rebuild the boardwalk for $1.17 million.

Work will include temporarily removing water from the project area, demolishing and replacing existing walks and ramps, adding about 325 linear feet of new boardwalk, along with new concrete drilled piers, columns and abutments, and a new pavilion.

Funding comes from the 2004 bond program, revenue from nature center entry fees and a donation from a private citizen.

Construction is expected to begin in February and be completed in September.

At 3,621 acres, the Fort Worth Nature Center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. More than 20 miles of hiking trails provide easy access to natural wonders found on the refuge. The center was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1980 by the National Park Service.

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