Construction of a new recreational snorkel reef at Red Reef Park has been completed, enhancing the park’s current reef into an extended snorkeling trail for beach goers.
Red Reef Park already features a snorkeling area that consists of six (6) artificial reef modules located just offshore in the southern end of the park. The new reef added over (14) additional modules - constructed with 12-18 limestone boulders - to create the larger recreational area for snorkeling. The City’s contractor utilized a barge and crane to place the artificial reef modules in the same vicinity just offshore.
Once colonized, the new reef is expected to attract fish species like those that currently exist in the area, including Sergeant Majory, Parrotfish, Bar Jack, Spottail Pinfish, Molly Miller and more.
The project was completed in early September 2021.
Located at 1400 N. Ocean Blvd., Red Reef Park is a 39.7-acre ocean front park that features picnic and barbeque areas, a boardwalk, walking trails and a playground. The snorkel reef is a popular attraction for residents and visitors.