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New Boat Ramps Coming to Mayflower Park

By Robert Winkler
The Desert Independent

January 30, 2012

BLYTHE, Calif – The California Boating and Waterways Commission (Commission) approved a $620,000 grant to Riverside County Parks Department for improvements to the Mayflower Park boat launching facility. The project will include a 30-foot extension to the existing boat ramp, addition of a boarding float and of an ADA compliant walkway and related concrete paths, pavement improvements to the existing parking area, renovation of night lighting within the project area and landscape improvements.

Bob Grady, chair of the District Advisory Commission, attended the hearing on Tuesday when the grant was approved. “The commission is excited about the news and that we will see continued improvements to Mayflower Park. I see the park as an economic engine and these improvements will only add to what the Blythe-area has to offer,” said Grady. "This yet another step towards developing a strong cooperative river tourism industry here in the Palo Verde Valley and complements the major upgrades completed at the park last year."

“Mayflower Park is a unique and beautiful park on the Colorado River,” said Supervisor John J. Benoit. “These improvements will provide another generation with great family experiences at Mayflower Park.”

For more information about Mayflower Park, visit or call 951-955-4310.

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