Peoples Dock Temporary Closure

Thank you for your patience as we work with FEMA and local agencies on the replacement of the PEOPLE’S DOCK. The Peoples Dock will be CLOSED for construction beginning January 6.

Over the past few years multiple agencies including Village of Palmetto Bay, FEMA, and Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces have participated in the planning and implementation of restoration work at the People’s Dock, a gift to the community from Charles Deering over a hundred years ago. Multiple environmental regulatory agencies have participated in this process as well, to ensure the protection of the area’s environmentally sensitive ecosystem including important aquatic species, such as fragile seagrasses.

The new dock design will be a more durable design than the previous, better able to withstand the more frequent and more intense storms we are seeing. During the construction phase, the dock will be closed, and we encourage the community to take advantage of the other free public access points for the bay at Deering Point and the Deering North Addition. We look forward to the opening of a new dock, ready to serve the community, in April 2021 and want to extend our thanks to all our partners for their help and support through this project.

For additional details, please contact Bethany Gray, Historic Preservation & Curatorial Manager, at [email protected]