After Hurricane Irma’s historically destructive winds and flooding rains came through the area nearly three years ago and caused over $1.7 million in damages to the t-dock, day slips and boardwalk area at Lee Wenner Park and Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village, the City of Cocoa has rebuilt a more resilient waterfront area that is now open for use. The T-Dock, Day Slips and Riverfront Park Promenade projects are now complete and open to the public. Thanks to grants from Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND), funds from the Cocoa Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) aid, the City of Cocoa was able to reconstruct the waterfront area of Cocoa Village.
Contractors began both projects earlier this year and finalized completion this week. In Lee Wenner Park, C&D Construction and Infrastructure Solution Services installed a brand new 250ft. T-Dock to accommodate Intracoastal Waterway Cruisers and 14 new day slips to accommodate both boats and dinghies for short stays. In Riverfront Park, Rush Marine and Infrastructure Solution Services constructed a brand new, more resilient, promenade. This project features a knee wall, two beautiful water overlook platforms and new beautiful landscaping. Both projects were constructed to withstand future storms.
These projects, which were completed this week, are now open for public use. The availability of short-term dockage in the Cocoa Village area allows boaters to stop and enjoy the many restaurants and unique shops the area has to offer.
“We are excited about the reopening of our waterfront for residents, visitors, fishers and boaters to enjoy this holiday weekend. While they are here, we are hopeful they will enjoy our parks and the great restaurants, clothing stores, dog friendly shopping and so much more that Cocoa Village has to offer,” said Cocoa Mayor Jake Williams, Jr.
Join us Saturday July 18th from 12 to 3 pm for our Waterfront Opening!
Join us as we celebrate the re-opening of the waterfront in Historic Cocoa Village. The T-Dock and Day Slips and Riverfront Park Promenade projects are complete after the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma. The iconic Indian River Queen will be helping celebrate with a concert featuring Hot Pink in the Cocoa basin off of Riverfront Park. Come by land or come by water! Social distancing guidelines will be required for this event including wearing a mask.