Rutherford Park & Lake Wyman Restoration Project

Update: July 27, 2021

In March 2021, the City issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to hire a "Construction Manager at Risk" to construct the Rutherford Park/Lake Wyman park project. This agreement with the Contractor as well as the pre-construction work required prior to construction commencement is scheduled to go on the agenda for either the August or September City Council meeting for approval.

Once this agreement is approved, next steps involve:

  • The contractor will have to conduct some pre-construction work associated with the park.
  • Upon completion of the pre-construction work, a revised agreement for the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) for construction will go to City Council for approval.
  • Once this second agreement is approved, the City will commence construction work.

The City anticipates construction commencement in late 2021.

Update: September 29, 2020

The City of Boca Raton has applied for and obtained both the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Permit and the USACE permit for construction of the park.

Additionally, the City has applied and been awarded a reimbursable grant from the Florida Inland Navigational District (FIND) for over $1.38 million to assist in the cost of the construction of the Rutherford Park & Lake Wyman Restoration Project.

The City anticipates going out to bid for this project in early 2021 with construction commencement in the late spring / early summer 2021.

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Rutherford Park and Lake Wyman Park Permit Drawing Set 6.19.2020 showing Project location map
Rutherford Park and Lake Wyman Park concept plan showing new features and areas of work

Update: November 19, 2019

Lake Wyman / Rutherford Park Improvements Public Meeting

Updated plan and concept for improvements to Lake Wyman and Rutherford Park waterfront Opens in new window

There will be a Lake Wyman / Rutherford Park Improvements Public Meeting during this Parks and Recreation Board Meeting on Tuesday, December 3 at 5:15pm at the Spanish River Library.

Improvements include:

  • New kayak launches (x2)
  • New restroom facilities
  • New fishing pier
  • Renovated boardwalk and path
  • Renovated pavilions (1 new, 1 restored.)

View the Lake Wyman and Rutherford Park Updated Plan Concept Nov 13 2019 (PDF).

UPDATE: April 10, 2018

Rutherford Park & Lake Wyman Design Improvements

Watch April 9 City Council Workshop presentation

Rutherford Park & Lake Wyman Design Improvements and Public Outreach Meeting Presentation 04.09.2018 (PDF) - Contact the City Clerk’s Office for this presentation.

Concept Design - April 9, 2018