10th Street boat dock improvements underway

Centennial park boat ramp remains open

Improvements are underway at Centennial Park in Sarasota. Photo courtesy City of Sarasota

Improvements to the City of Sarasota’s boat docks at the 10th Street boat ramp, located in Centennial Park, have begun, the city announced this week.

“The area will remain open to the public throughout the duration of the project except for two days and nights in early to mid-May,” a news release says. That closure will allow the resurfacing of the parking lot, the release adds. “Prior to the temporary closure, signs will be posted in the area to notify the public,” the release notes.

During the project, the aging decking on the docks will be replaced with pressure-treated composite lumber, which can withstand continual exposure to surf, rain, sun and wind, the release points out. The project is expected to be completed by mid-May.

Additionally, the release says, early this month, crews will begin dredging the boat basin. “Over the years, the basin has filled with silt, the release notes, so “it needs to be dredged for the health of Sarasota Bay and to maintain marine navigation.”

The boat ramp will remain open to the public, with the dredging contractor working around boaters, the release adds.

For approximately two months, the two projects will be underway simultaneously, the release says.