Davis Islands Dog Friendly Beach Gets Restored

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The Davis Islands boat ramp and dog beach are getting some much needed improvements. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will start work on June 10, 2013.

Waves from passing ships have eroded the beach and shore line at the popular dog beach exposing rubble and making it unsafe for dogs and their owners. The beach restoration project includes building an off shore break water, installing artificial reef modules and adding and renewing sand which will prevent future shore erosion. Additionally, the City will repair and re-pave the boat ramp as well as spruce up the shore line by adding Florida-friendly landscaping.

The boat ramp and dog beach area will be temporarily closed due to the construction, but the dog park will remain open. The project is expected to be completed in December. The cost is $273,082 and is funded through the Community Investment Tax (CIT).

The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department operates nine dog parks throughout the city. For a complete list, please visit our web site: tampagov.net/parksandrec.