John Yarbrough Linear Park

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Bicycle Path along John Yarbrough Linear Park

The Ten Mile Canal was renamed the John Yarbrough Linear Park and is a great place to walk, run, skate, or relax and ejoy the peaceful scenery.  It is actually a six mile park and is a great place in the middle of our busy South Ft. Myers region to get away from the noise and traffic. The park is one of the parks  created and managed by the Parks and Recreation Dept. of Lee County.  The canal was actually established as a storm drain to take the heavy rain waters from nearby roads and neighborhoods and send them  on their way to the Estero Bay. Lee County built a filter marsh along the canal in one area just south of Daniels Pkwy and is a fabulous environmental engineering accomplishment to help clean the waters before they enter our bays and estuaries when they empty into the Estero Aquatic Preserve.  I have taken a lot of pictures of birds and wildlife in the linear park. The park can be accessed at Daniels Pkwy, Cypress Lake Dr. and Colonial Blvd. There is some limited parking at the Daniels Pkwy entrance but the best way to see the park is to bicycle or walk there.

 

 

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