Project Scope

A car loading a boat from a flooded ramp

The project will improve resiliency from rising sea levels and provide extensive improvements for access and functionality for boaters and the community. Construction began on May 2 at the east boat ramp while the west boat ramp will remains open to the public.

Improvements on the west boat ramp will start upon completion and reopening of the east ramp to maintain one boat ramp open at all times.

 Project will include:

  • Increasing Elevation of Ramp Approach and Entrances
  • Improving East Ramps and West Ramps 
  • Replacing Floating Docks
  • Adding ADA Accessible Parking Spaces
  • Ensuring Floating Docks are ADA Accessible
  • Raising the Height of 2 Remaining Fixed Docks
  • Installing Composite Fendering System on Fixed Docks
  • Installing 10 Ft Wide Concrete Apron at Mouth of the Ramps
  • Replacing Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Organizing Overflow Parking

Sandsprit Park will remain open to the public during construction. Residents and boaters should be aware of the construction equipment and barge in the waterways during construction.

Project Status

Renovations at the east boat ramp began on May 2, 2023. During this time, the west ramp remains open for public use.

The overflow parking area is closed to the public for use as a construction staging area.

Alternative Boat Ramps: 

  • Owen K. Murphy Memorial Boat Ramp - 4973 SE Dixie Hwy. in Stuart
  • Jimmy Graham Park - 8555 SE Gomez Ave. in Hobe Sound
  • Jensen Beach Boat Ramp - 2065 NE Indian River Dr. in Jensen Beach
  • Jensen Beach Causeway - 2004 NE Causeway Blvd. in Jensen Beach
  • Stuart Causeway - 202 NE Ocean Blvd. in Stuart

Project Information

Project Location:

Sandsprit Park
3443 SE St Lucie Blvd.

Project Funding:

This project is funded by the Martin County Board of County Commissioners with grant funding assistance from the Florida Inland Navigation District (FIND.)