The new ramps will improve access to the river for the public as well as emergency services.
The Redlands Parkway Shoreline Amenities and Bank Stabilization project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023, and construction will take place during the week from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. The existing boat ramp will be closed to the public; however, access will be available for emergency services and the parking lot will remain open.
Construction for the project includes widening and paving the existing boat ramp which is currently steep, narrow, and unpaved which makes boat put-in and take-out a challenge. In addition, a second ramp will be created for access to what is known as the beach. This area currently requires a step or jump off of a vertical drop of approximately 2 feet. Access to the beach is being improved for those who want access to the river for rafting, paddleboarding, and kayaking, to play fetch with their dogs, or simply recreate at the water’s edge. The improvements for both ramps include stabilization of the riverbank which has been eroding northward over time.
The city has contracted with United Companies to complete the construction of both the new boat ramp and the pedestrian access.