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Repairs force closure of Six Mile Cypress boardwalk for two weeks

 Six Mile Cypress boardwalk
Posted at 1:25 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 13:26:29-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The boardwalk at a popular Southwest Florida nature preserve will be closed for two weeks for routine maintenance.

According to Lee County Government, the boardwalk at Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve will close on Tuesday, September 4th, and remain closed for about two weeks.

No guided walks will be offered while the boardwalk is closed. However, the Rock and Stroll Garden and Interpretive Center will remain open to visitors. The parking fee will be waived while the boardwalk is closed. The anticipated date to reopen is Friday, Sept. 21.

The Interpretive Center is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. It houses a gift shop and educational nature displays. There is no admission fee. The Rock and Stroll Garden features picnic tables and native plants to attract birds and butterflies.

The preserve is located at 7751 Penzance Blvd., Fort Myers.