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Previously, Blackburn Point Park's only boating access was to these small docks. A larger boat ramp will soon be added.
Sarasota Wednesday, Sep. 29, 2010 7 years ago

Blackburn Point Park receives grant

by: Robin Roy City Editor

Osprey’s Blackburn Point Park received a boost to help fund its construction.

The Southwest Florida Water Management District will provide up to $200,000 in matching funds to pay for new amenities in the expanded park.

In January 2006, the county purchased 11 acres along Blackburn Point Road for $16 million to add to the park’s existing five acres.

The park should improve water access for county residents by building a new boat ramp at the park as well as add other recreational opportunities and open space.

Total construction costs are expected to be $3.1 million, and build-out is scheduled to be complete by June 2012.

Contact Robin Roy at [email protected].

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