West Lake Park is situated in southeastern Broward County, occupying a three-mile strip of mangrove estuary and uplands immediately west of the Intracoastal Waterway within the cities of Hollywood and Dania Beach. West Lake has 47,800 feet of waterfront with an additional 20,600 feet of mangrove-fringed shoreline along the interior waterways. The ecological importance of the relationships between mangroves, our coastal waters, and the adjacent uplands cannot be overemphasized. West Lake is the largest remaining mangrove ecosystem in the 85-mile, highly developed urban coastal zone from Miami Beach to West Palm Beach. This vital coastal land provides valuable natural resources and significant recreational opportunities to urban residents and visitors.