Good news! Construction of the City Pier at Pier Park (also known as the Dan Russell Pier) is on schedule. According to Sheryl Woodcock, with the public works department, the pier is 60% complete.
This is great news for everyone. The pier is beloved by locals because it is a great spot to cast a line and catch cobia, flounder, red fish, pompano, king mackerel (and more), and it is a great tourist attraction. The surrounding Aaron Bessant Park is one of the few areas on Front Beach Road with ample public parking and public access to the beach.
The pier is expected to open to the public in June of 2009.
The concrete pier is the longest pier along the Gulf of Mexico. Businesses at Pier Park will surely benefit from day visitors to the pier, as will area restaurants.Print Story