While construction at Isla Blanca Park will temporarily leave visitors without some amenities, it’s also paving the way for new partnerships with universities.
The Cameron County Parks and Recreation Department will close the boat ramp and the adjacent restrooms and parking lot starting March 1, Director Joe Vega said, with plans to reopen the area before the end of May.
It’s a matter of safety, Vega said. The county will break ground on an amphitheater and multipurpose building Feb. 7, the first phase of improvements to Isla Blanca Park.
“There’s going to be a lot of construction traffic going through that area,” he said.
He expects a notice that includes the location of alternative public boat ramps to go out next week. Also, the park will temporarily suspend the rental of 10 RV sites, S01-S10, to make way for a new road that is part of future RV site improvements.