Phase I

Phase I
Construction for Phase I of the Riverfront Park improvements started in the summer of 2012 and was completed in the spring of 2014. Prior to Phase I the Palatka riverfront remained a disorganized space, despite the striking beauty of approximately 6,000 linear feet of open space along the river. Old building footers protruded from the weeds and vehicles parked in random areas. Phase I funding totaled $1.2 million in CDBG, HUD grants, and local tax increment funds accomplished the following:
  • Canoe and kayak soft launch at north park
  • Downtown streetscape improvements between Riverfront Park and N. 3rd St. including roadway realignment, street tree planting, utility undergrounding, cleanup and resurfacing of two existing unpaved public parking lots with 35 parking spaces, and intersection improvements including brick paver pedestrian crossings
  • Park and green space beautification, including Event Lawn and loop walkway for the one- acre northern park section
  • Riverfront Park 60-space landscaped parking lot at Reid St (US 17) and Memorial Parkway