WINDING WATERS NATURAL AREA
Palm Beach County, FL
Winding Waters Natural Area boardwalks and observation towers were developed as part of a Palm Beach County initiative to provide new passive park systems for hiking through natural areas, including boardwalks to traverse wetlands and elevated decks to observe birds and other wildlife. As a part of the improvements, structural components of a new wooden boardwalk supported on concrete piling were designed. Ipe wood and Brazilian hardwood were used for the decks and railing system, combined with the concrete foundations for the boardwalks, to provide safe, low-maintenance facilities for long-term use by visitors to the nature trails and park.