Construction at the Knights Landing Boat Launch is scheduled to begin June 1 and continue through October.
It will remain open to the public during the project’s first phase from June to July 26.
On July 27, it will close for in-water construction on the boat ramp and slough bank before reopening on Oct. 31.
Proposed improvements will enhance the visitor experience and reduce ramp queue times with upgrades including: widening the existing concrete ramp; replacing the floating dock with a gangway and boarding float to allow access on both sides; constructing a permanent restroom; installing a new water well and hook-ups for a park host; chip sealing and restriping the parking lot; adding new ADA parking stalls and walkways; and placing riprap along the bank of Sycamore Slough to minimize erosion.
In 2017, the county was awarded a $1.45 million grant from the California Wildlife Conservation Board to upgrade the existing facilities.
“Versions of this project have been in the works for almost 15 years, and we are excited to finally start construction,” said General Services Director Kevin Yarris. “We understand the facility closure during construction is an inconvenience to many of our customers, but we trust the needed improvements will provide many years of public enjoyment.”
Additional information about the project and construction schedule can be found on the Yolo County Parks website at www.yoloparks.org.