Davie Wetlands Park (formerly Van Kirk) is located on the northeast corner of S.W. 136th Avenue and S.W. 26th Street. This 115 acre property was purchased in 2002 with a combination of funding between the Town of Davie ($2.5 million), Florida Communities Trust ($4 million) and Broward County ($2.4 million). The purchase and grant commitments were to avoid a large development project and preserve the open space by creating a wetland and an upland with an education center and passive amenities. The project is currently planned to be developed with 50 acres of stormwater retention, 30 acres of wetlands and 35 acres of uplands including recreation amenities
In February/March 2020, residents will notice activity at the property as the Town begins clearing the invasive Austrian Palm and Brazilian Pepper trees, re-stabilizes the canal banks and clears the property. The goal is to have this phase completed by June 1, 2020. Simultaneously, the Town will be working with an engineering firm to bring a conceptual design and seek input from residents through community meetings.