It's good news for local anglers today as construction of a new fishing pier at Buena Vista Park, located at 550 North Causeway, reached 87% substantial completion while crews continue to make progress towards its reopening in mid-to-late October.
"This pier will have lighting, benches, and fish cleaning stations," according to Maintenance Operations Director Faith Miller. "In addition, the handrails are made of a recycled composite deck material that should result in fewer accidental splinters for our residents and visitors."
City commissioners unanimously voted to close the former pier last year due to engineers' concerns regarding its structural integrity. A replacement pier was later approved on April 27 this year, funded in part by a Florida Inland Navigation District grant covering 50% of the cost.
Would you like to know more? Please contact Maintenance Operations at (386) 424-2205.