City of Jacksonville Riverwalk Marina

City of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, NC

The goal is to revitalize a dilapidated marina while also incorporating public access features by replacing old docks and piers and by constructing a boardwalk, on-the-water fishing and picnic/viewing areas, and a kayak/canoe launch for public use.

Counties Impacted:

  • Onslow County

​The Jacksonville Riverwalk Marina project is a key component in expanding water related opportunities.  It will help create the downtown as a “destination” for our citizens to live, work, and enjoy a quality lifestyle through the elimination of a privately held, dilapidated marina with limited viewing of the New River in favor of a City-owned marina that provides both access and recreational opportunities. Such a visible change will ensure public awareness of the facility and the river since it will be located within close proximity to three other City parks and the Kerr Street Recreation Center.  This project only adds to the over $2 million investment the City has made over the past 6 years towards revitalizing the downtown area.  It also represents a continuation of other water quality, sustainability, and education efforts  such as the Wilson Bay Initiative, the upcoming Oyster Highway project, and the soon-to-be-constructed Environmental Education at Sturgeon City.

-Dr. Richard Woodruff, Jacksonville City Manager



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