After a quiet lunch at Bay Front Park in Anna Maria I decided to take a stroll down the new Anna Maria City pier and boardwalk. The boardwalk is NOW complete and the northern end of the boardwalk and parking lot was opened for the first time to the public Monday July 25th.
Crews have been working on the project since mid-May 2011 and have already added 850 feet of boardwalk walk, wooden benches to take in beautiful views, and plush landscaping that is sure to make this boardwalk very attractive when it all grows in.
Currently trolley shelters are being constructed at the entrance of the Anna Maria City Pier, and officials say that the trolley stop should be ready by late August. Additionally there are plans to add more parking, lighting, irrigation, trash enclosures, bike racks, signage, and concrete pads for magazine racks. Weather permitting, this project is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2011.