MEDIA ADVISORY: Nov. 1, 2011
FLORIDA STATE PARK TO REOPEN NEW BOAT DOCK FACILITIES AT MUNYON ISLAND
~Facilities provide increased access to John D. MacArthur
Beach State Park’s Munyon Island~
New 20 slip boat dock will provide more convenient access to John D. MacArthur Beach State Park's Munyon Island, accessible only by boat.
NORTH PALM BEACH - The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) John D. MacArthur Beach
State Park will celebrate the grand
opening of new boat dock facilities at Munyon Island
on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
Tomorrow’s event will
highlight the completion of the new 20 slip boat dock facility on Munyon Island.
Accessible only by boat, this new boat dock will provide convenient access to
the island’s resources and facilities. It is also anticipated that the new
facilities will increase visitation to the island as visitors no
longer have to anchor their boats on the beach.
A portion of John D. MacArthur Beach
State Park's Munyon Island
was restored in 1997 as part of the Lake Worth Lagoon Restoration Project. In
the 1950s, Munyon Island was used to store dredge material during the
construction and maintenance of the Intracoastal Waterway
which tripled the natural size of the island to 45 acres. Partners in the
restoration include Palm Beach County, Florida Inland Navigation District, West Palm Beach
Fishing Club, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Florida Department of Agriculture
and Consumer Services.
Transportation to the
island will be available by boat from Lakeside
Park in the Village of North Palm Beach
from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. For details, please call 561.624.6950.
This event will take
Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011
10 a.m. - Noon
Transportation Available from Lakeside Park
805 Lakeside Dr.
North Palm Beach, Florida