Reopened park completes phase one of Boca Raton’s waterfront plan


Florida Construction News staff writer

The City of Boca Raton official reopened James A. Rutherford Park last, unveiling new walking paths and a kayak launch that are ADA compliant.

The newly renovated 45-acre park sits along the Intracoastal Waterway at 600 NE 24th Street, providing residents and visitors many new and improved amenities.

The first phase of the city’s Waterfront Master Plan, this $9.6 million dollar restoration and improvement project included:

  • New Observation Pier
  • Canoe and Kayak Trail to Intracoastal Waterway
  • Restoration of Existing Boardwalks
  • ADA Compliant and Traditional Kayak Launch
  • Installation of Extended Boardwalk
  • New Walking Trails
  • Mangrove Habitat Restoration
  • Pavilion Restoration
  • Invasive Species Removal
  • Shoreline Restoration

Upgrades to Lake Wyman Park. Construction on the next phase is expected to begin in 2025.


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