South Florida living revolves around the water. Residents and visitors love the north end of Palm Beach County for its abundance of waterways, ocean access, beaches, lakes and Loxahatchee River. Palm Beach County is desperate need of more boat ramps and boat trailer parking space. In particular, the northern end of the county has felt the shortfall of public access boat ramps and parking. The county has now responded to the demand and more parking and ramps will be available.
Burt Reynold Park, Jupiter, is one of the busiest for boaters in the county. Burt Reynolds Park West boat ramp will be closing after Labor Day. A $1 million construction contract is scheduled to begin work after the holiday. The improvement project will provide ample parking spaces for boat trailers. The Burt Reynolds Park project plan calls for the addition of a dozen boat trailer parking spaces. The project is expected to be completed by summer.
The county’s newest boater friendly park, Waterway County Park, on the southwest corner of the Intracoastal Waterway and Indiantown Road, is undergoing a $5 million job that will include more boat ramps. The plan calls for three additional boat ramps, a fishing pier, a launch basin, a viewing area and restrooms. Located adjacent to the Jonathon’s Landing community, the new park will have 52 boat trailer parking spots and 20 vehicle parking spaces on the 30-acre site.
Until the projects are completed boaters can use public ramps located at Juno Park and Bert Winters Park.