Jupiter’s Burt Reynolds Park West open, but ribbon cutting delayed

The public boat ramps at Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter are busy, especially on weekends (File Photo) 

Bad weather is blamed for the postponement of Friday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony to open Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter.

About two dozen boat-trailer parking spaces have been added to the 39 spaces at the park, one of the busiest for boaters in the county.

A lighted walkway underpass allows pedestrians to walk under U.S. 1 to get to and from the east and west sides of Burt Reynolds Park, which straddles U.S. 1 north of Indiantown Road.

Before, pedestrians had to walk across busy U.S. 1.

Watch video of new walkway under US 1 at Burt Reynolds Park West.

The number of parking spaces for vehicles without trailers was reduced from 26 to 10.

No changes were made to the public boat ramps.

Total cost for the the project, funded with county and state dollars, is about $1.1 million.

The former building that was the home of the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce was demolished.

The new chamber, now located on PGA Boulevard in Palm Beach Gardens, is called Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce.

The building was replaced with a public restroom.

Park operating hours are sunrise to sunset, with the exception of the boat ramps that have 24-hour access and parking available (24-hour period maximum).

Boaters requiring more extended stay periods must utilize alternate parking location​. A boat trailer parking permit is required.

Annual permits may be purchased online at www.pbcparks.com. Daily permits are available using the onsite pay station.

Visit www.pbcparks.com for more information through the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department.

Former north Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce building at Burt Reynolds Park West in Jupiter was demolished, replaced with public restroom (File Photo)

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