Jones Pier ribbon cutting May 5

If you love history and appreciate natural resources, join the Indian River County Board of County Commissioners for the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting for the Jones’ Pier Conservation Area on Friday, May 5, at 1:00 pm. (ceremony commences at 1:30 pm) 

This celebratory event not only highlights the many improvements on the site, including the historic buildings, walking trails, created saltmarsh and other natural areas, but there will be a special celebration of County Historian Ruth Stanbridge for her long-term contributions to Indian River County.  “I think Ruth Standbridge will forever be known for her dedication to establishing Jungle Trail as one of the National List of Historic Places.  It was a daunting task that required extensive knowledge and perseverance,” said Beth Powell, Acting General Services Director and Director of Parks and Recreation.  Stanbridge has not only a long-term tenure as County Historian she also served as County Commissioner for District 2 from 1998-2002.

The BOCC would like to thank each of the project sponsors that have collaboratively worked together over many years to bring this project to fruition.  Guests will be able to access Jones’ Pier from the south (from A1A onto Old Winter Beach Road) and follow County staff directions for parking.

NOTE:  Jungle Trail will be closed to thru traffic on May 5th for the safety of all attendees.  Directions and parking information is provided below:

Parking Information

From SR 60 Bridge: Proceed east to SR AIA.  Turn left (north) on SR AIA, travel approximately 5.6 miles to Old Winter Beach Road.  Go left onto Old Winter Beach Road approximately 1.0 miles.  At the Jones’ Pier site, follow instructions from County staff for parking location.

From SR 510 Causeway (Wabasso Bridge):  Proceed to SR AIA (pass Jungle Trail).  Go south on SR AIA approximately 2.4 miles to Old Winter Beach Road.  Proceed approximately 1.0 miles north, follow instructions from County staff for parking location.

***All traffic will exit north on Jungle Trail to CR 510 following the event.  There will be NO southbound exit except residents along Jungle Trail.

Please contact the Conservation Lands Program at (772) 226-1781 for any questions.

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