National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve & Fort Caroline National Memorial
Timucuan Preserve News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 19, 2009
Contact: Brian Loadholtz, 904.221.7567 x27
Ribbon Cutting to Reopen the Cedar Point Boat Ramp on August 25, 2009
The National Park Service proudly announces that the refurbished Cedar Point Boat Ramp will be reopened in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, August 25, 2009. Join the National Park Service (NPS) and Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton for the event at 9:30 a.m.
This infrastructure project was funded as part of the National Park Service's Centennial Initiative. This initiative encourages local communities, foundations, and private citizens to match National Park Service funding to help prepare for its Centennial. America invites the world to discover the meaning of national parks to their lives and inspires people to both experience and become devoted stewards of these special places. "Without financial support from the City of Jacksonville this project could not have been completed," commented Park Superintendent Barbara Goodman.
"The National Park Service mission guides our park projects," said Superintendent Barbara Goodman, "and this project celebrates 100 years of park preservation, conservation, and public enjoyment by providing a fantastic public water access point on the north side of Jacksonville." This project also shows how the NPS is looking forward to another 100 years of preservation, education, and enjoyment of parks across the country, Ms. Goodman added.
Work on the boat ramp began on May 4, 2009. Formerly part of Buddy's Fish Camp, the Cedar Point area is a part of the Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.
Construction took about three months, requiring that the old ramp area and parking lot be closed to the public in order to allow the contractor adequate space for the equipment and materials. The rebuilt ramp is a single lane wide and has a dock to assist in launching and retrieving boats.
The Timucuan Preserve is a 46,000-acre area with individual park sites to visit. Each park site is unique for an aspect of natural or cultural history. Cedar Point is a 400-acre site located on the south end of Black Hammock Island, at 9023 Cedar Point Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218.
Directions to Cedar Point
Learn more about park projects at the Timucuan Preserve. Boat ramp users can also call the Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center at (904) 641-7155 or Headquarters facility (904) 221-5568 for the latest information on water access in the Timucuan Preserve.
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