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Posted on: August 27, 2021

New Snorkel Reef Coming to Red Reef Park

Reef and beach at Red Reef Park

Construction of a new recreational snorkel reef at Red Reef Park is scheduled to start the week of August 30, enhancing the park’s current reef into an extended snorkeling trail for beach goers.

Currently, Red Reef Park 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 will add over (14) additional modules - constructed with 12-18 limestone boulders - to create the larger recreational area for snorkeling. The City’s contractor will utilize 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 is expected to be completed in the fall of 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.

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