NEWS IN BRIEF
NEWLY OPENED RIVERWALK SECTION OFFERS RESPITE FROM HECTIC TIMES
Find peace in these complex times on a just-completed
stretch of the Riverwalk boardwalk above the North Fork of
the St. Lucie River.
Stroll along above the water with no worries about social
distancing or crowds for 1,300 feet from Westmoreland Park
to Bridge Plaza at Port St. Lucie Boulevard. Benches along the
way offer places to sit and enjoy the view, read, take pictures,
or just sit and think.
City officials did their walk-through last month, signaling
the boardwalk’s completion. At Bridge Plaza, the Riverwalk
takes a turn and goes up to the plaza. The next step in the
project is to build a 300-foot extension under the Port St.
Lucie Boulevard bridge so that the Riverwalk can connect
to the existing 2,400-foot boardwalk that goes to Rivergate,
by Veterans Memorial Park. The extension will allow
pedestrians and cyclists a safe way to bypass crossing Port St.
Construction on the $1.9 million project began in December
2019. Funding came from the Florida Inland Navigation
District and the city’s capital improvement funds.
Westmoreland Park will eventually contain a restaurant,
a children’s playground, a historical village, and a wetlands
conservation area. In the future, the new boardwalk will be
extended several hundred feet southward to the conservation
area which will have walking trails. The entrance to the park,
on Westmoreland Boulevard, is also the entrance to the Port
St. Lucie Botanical Gardens. E
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Inside Port St. Lucie’s
Welcome Guide, you will
find a glimpse of what it’s
like to live in the vibrant
and diverse city. From
parks to culture to public
safety and education, the
City of Port St. Lucie has
an energy all its own.
Here you can find:
- A to Z Directory
- Helpful phone
numbers and web links
- Find out about your
- Parks and Activities
- City Codes
— Susan Burgess
CITY OF PORT ST. LUCIE
Melissa and Ryan Yunas enjoy a peaceful sunset view from the new Riverwalk
at Westmoreland Park.