Construction on the Myakka Canopy Walkway began on February 7th, 2000 at the Myakka River State Park in Sarasota, Florida. The structure was completed and dedicated in June 2000. Donations and grants from the Venice Foundation, Bank of America, The Selby Foundation, The Julius Brandenburg Foundation and other groups paid for the $75,000. walkway. The walkway allows researchers, school children and naturalists to examine the sub-tropical park from a new perspective.

Video of the construction is available here.