City of Palm Coast: Waterfront Park plans include dredging

The City of Palm Coast, Florida, is seeking a multi-year grant for enhancements to Waterfront Park to build non-motorized boat access through a floating dock for a launch area.

According to the city, this would provide access for kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, row boats and others, further adding to residents’ recreational experience at one of Palm Coast’s most treasured parks.

The multi-year grant through the Florida Inland Navigation District has three parts: A, B and C.

The City of Palm Coast was awarded part A in the amount of $146,000 in October of 2020 to be applied toward the cost of the improvements, particularly shoreline improvements.

Enhancements will be completed in two phases.

In the first phase, dredging, site work, shoreline stabilization, dock installation, and a concrete pad installation will occur. This work is estimated to cost $1,200,000, split between the three-part FIND grant of $533,000 and city funds generated by impact fees at $462,000 and capital funds of $205,000.

The second phase will expand parking and is estimated to cost $600,000 comprised of $228,000 in grant funds and $258,000 from city park impact fees and $114,000 from capital funds. 

Construction of phase one is expected to begin this fall with completion in the summer of 2022.