Riverside Access to Riverside Is a Reality – The Resident Community News Group, Inc.

Council Member Randy DeFoor cuts the ribbon with help from Downtown Investment Authority (DIA) CEO Lori Boyer

Boaters and water taxi will enhance tours of the historic district via the St. Johns River

The Post Street Day Pier, located at the end of Post Street near the Cummer Museum, is now open to boaters. There are four slides that allow boaters to tie up to the dock, which also includes an ADA accessible walkway.

On June 30, District 14 council member Randy DeFoor hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“This will be the first public dock accessible to the entire community in the district,” councilman DeFoor said. “Which means a lot for the economy. People can go from one side of the city to the other and enjoy the restaurants, bars and museums. We have so much to offer. What a wonderful way to see it, than on the water.”

The St. Johns River Water Taxi will also provide dockside service. It will provide access to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens, the Garden Club of Jacksonville, restaurants, shops and businesses at Historic 5points. It is not yet known when this service will begin.

“It’ll just be another viable outlet for everyone to use, expand the community a bit more, especially when the shared use path is complete,” said Marisa Whittemore, of the Riverside/Avondale Preservation Society, “I think it’s going to be another way for more people to explore Riverside and have a different way of approaching the area compared to driving or biking.”

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Maria R. Newman