City of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation invites the public to celebrate the dedication of seven brand new boat ramps at Maximo Park, 34th Street South and Pinellas Point Drive South on Tuesday, July 23 at 10:30 a.m.
Maximo Park boat ramps allow easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The ramps were replaced due to their deteriorated condition.
In 2009, the city applied for grant funding for Maximo Park from the Florida Boating Improvements Program through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. In 2012, the city was awarded the Florida Boating Improvement Program Grant in the amount of $200,000 for the Maximo Park boat ramp improvement project. The project included design and permitting services, demolition of seven existing boat ramps, construction of seven new boat ramps and four floating docks, construction of a new restroom facility, security lighting, and parking improvements.
Maximo Park improvements also include a new playground, additional landscaping, a replica Indian Temple Mound, improved accessible paths to the picnic shelters and other Park upgrades. Penny for Pinellas funds provided the necessary funding for the remainder of these projects.
For more ways to enjoy St. Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation opportunities, see www.stpeteparksrec.org
|Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:30pm – 3:30pm GMT (no daylight saving)|
|Maximo Park, 34th Street South and Pinellas Point Drive South St. Petersburg FL (map)|