Waterfront Park to Close March 6-8 for Construction

Construction enhancements at Waterfront Park will require a temporary 3-day closure of the shell path from March 6 to March 8. The shell path will be closed at the trail entrance on Waterfront Road and at the bridge that leads to Children’s Memorial Garden. During this time, there will be no alternate route to reach the trail.
This closure is required for the project to continue and is paramount for the safety of our trail users. The shell path will reopen on March 9. An electronic message board sign will be displayed regarding the closure.
During the closure, contractors will:
• Grade the retention area to the needed elevation.
• Conduct underground pipework across the path for drainage.
• Add additional shell material to raise the path.
• Install sod to protect the new retention slopes.
The City of Palm Coast has received a multi-year grant through the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND) to enhance Waterfront Park by building non-motorized boat access through a floating dock for a launch area. This will provide access to kayaks, paddleboards, canoes, row boats, and others, further adding to residents’ recreational experience at one of Palm Coast’s most treasured parks.
Bringing water access to Waterfront Park has been part of the park’s master plan since 2005. The 20-acre park’s amenities currently include:
• Family picnic pavilions.
• A playground.

  • A fishing pier
  • Trails connecting the City’s entire trail system.
    It is also home to the Children’s Memorial Garden. The launch area will be available for public use on the Intracoastal Waterway for recreational activities. This project is expected to be completed in mid-August 2023.