District 7 – Key Biscayne – Crandon Park Marina Update

Key Biscayne residents and community members – please join us on Wed., June 4th, at 11:30 a.m. …

Crandon Park Marina, located at 4000 Crandon Boulevard in Key Biscayne has undergone a major facelift, which includes new charter boat docks, a new seawall and new state-of-the-art marina amenities that offer better access and security for boaters. The new development is the result of an extensive shoreline restoration effort led by the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND), the state’s sponsor of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. On Wednesday, June 4, 2014, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department and Miami-Dade County District 7 Commissioner Xavier Suarez will celebrate the newly renovated marina with an official ribbon-cutting at 11:30 a.m. Boat lovers and other Key Biscayne residents are invited to join them for the ceremonies.

“We are happy to provide this boating community with a fresher and new looking marina. This renewed facility is more accessible than ever, easier to use and will continue to meet the recreational needs of boaters for many years to come,” said Commissioner Suarez.

The marina has also added a new entrance and several new security features, such as eight-foot-high fencing around the perimeter and dry boat storage and wet slip areas, electronic gates that open and close via a key card, and non-motorized pedestrian gates that allow for emergency or occasional egress. The dry boat storage area also has new inside lighting fixtures and new HD security cameras and lamp posts for its parking lot. All parking areas were re-surfaced and re-striped and have new wheel stops and traffic signage. The grounds have a new automatic irrigation system and new landscaping throughout that includes Emerald sod (a top golf course turf known as Zoysia) and an assortment of native trees, such as Palms, Oaks, Royal Poincianas, and Gumbo Limbos. There are also new concrete walkways throughout the site, creating a seamless connection to marina facilities.

The total cost for the marina restorations and improvements was $8,060,000. Funding was provided by the Building Better Communities General Obligation Bond Program (BBC-GOB), Capital Outlay Reserve Funds (CORF), FIND, and the Marina Capital Improvements Fund.

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