Water-Related News

Boat Ramp Expansion Planned at E.G. Simmons Park

Double your pleasure at Hillsborough County's E.G. Simmons Park. An expansion project will soon double the boat ramp launching capacity at this popular park that provides access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. This park improvement will provide a new 40-foot ramp and two floating docks that will increase safety and decrease the time needed for water enthusiasts to launch and load watercraft. The new ramps and docks will mirror the existing facility and be constructed adjacent to the current ramp. The existing ramp and docks will remain open during construction. The Capital Improvement Project (CIP) is joint-funded with a grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Cost of the project is $476,500. Construction will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed in October 2010.