Courtesy of Collier Parks and Recreation
Improvements at Clam Pass Park officially began April 1 to expand the existing restrooms at the park and to replace the boardwalk. This $1.8 million dollar project was originally slated to start in August, but the contractor was able to begin earlier with the closures at the beach due to COVID-19.
The newly constructed bathrooms will include additional fixtures for both the men and women new bathrooms and to convert the existing bathroom into a family bathroom for beach users.
In addition, the area near the beach showers are also included for expansion. This new area will be approximately 13.5 ft x 15.1 ft allowing for additional users to shower after visiting the beach.
Also included is a replacement of the seaward most northern beach section of the boardwalk. As part of these improvements, the boardwalk will be replaced and provide for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) access to the beach.
The 6/10 of a mile Boardwalk replacement will be completed with IPE (Brazilian walnut) hardwood and work will begin August 17 with anticipated completion October 17, 2020. The entire improvements are contemplated being complete by November 2020.
Clam Pass Boardwalk Closure
Clam Pass Park will close August 17th through October 17, 2020 as the boardwalk is replaced. Visitors can still access Clam Pass Beach via North Gulfshore Access and visitors will also be able to continue to launch kayaks and canoes into Clam Bay from the Clam Pass parking lot.