Cypress Preserve Park is a nearly 8-acre natural preserve located on the east side of NW 90th Terrace between Oakland Park Boulevard and NW 38th Street. Funding for the acquisition of this site was provided through the Broward County Land Preservation Bond Program. Located amongst several multi-family developments, this natural oasis provides a tranquil setting for relaxation and passive recreation. The site plan was designed to preserve and enhance all of the existing natural resources, including the Cypress Stand, wetland, and large specimen Live Oak trees, while providing a beautiful, safe and functional passive park for the residents.
The park contains a walking/jogging trail made of sustainable materials including exercise stations, an elaborately themed swamp splash pad, pervious parking area, solar lighting, a nine-hole disc golf course, multiple custom picnic pavilions and a custom restroom facility as well as environmental educational materials. As you enter the park, a recycled glass river guides the visitors to the “Cypress Marsh”- Splash Pad and there amongst the lush native vegetation the alligators are there to spray you with water. Craven Thompson and Associates, Inc. was the prime consultant responsible for the park design as well as the survey, preparation of the open-space park management plan to obtain the grant funding, the design workshops, conceptual site design, Construction Documents and Construction Management for the City of Sunrise.
The creative CTA Landscape Architectural was the principal designer for all site and site amenity components of this project, including the splash pad. The creative architectural firm of ACAI Architects was responsible for the unique restroom and picnic pavilion structures.