10th Street Boat Ramp to be closed May 23-25

Repaving of parking lot to be done

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

The 10th Street Boat Ramp will be closed from 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, May 23 until noon on Thursday, May 25, while the Centennial Park parking lot is resurfaced, the City of Sarasota has announced.

All boat ramps at 10th Street will be unavailable during this 36-hour period, a city news release stresses. “Weather permitting, the area will reopen at noon on May 25,” the release adds.

“We’re putting the final touches on this project,” said Neil Gaines, project manager, in the release. “In order to repave and restripe the parking lot, which is needed, the area has to be closed for approximately two days,” he continued in the release. “We encourage boaters to use the ramp at Ken Thompson Park during that time.”

Other public boat ramps in the Sarasota area may be located by visiting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website and using the ‘Public Boat Ramp Finder’: https://public.myfwc.com/LE/boatramp/public/CountySearch.aspx

The repaving of the parking lot will conclude a much-needed capital improvement project at Centennial Park, the release points out. During the past three months, all four boat docks were removed and replaced while the city maintained public access to the boat ramps, the release adds.

The nearby boat basin dredging project will continue as scheduled, removing built-up silt in the basin to improve the health of Sarasota Bay and boat navigation, the release says.