Workers are placing the final finishing touches on three new docks in Wallace Brooks Park, with Inverness city officials hoping all three will be completed next week.

The docks, which collectively cost about $500,000, are part of the city’s $12.9 million Depot District project that included makeovers to Liberty and Wallace Brooks parks.

In Wallace Brooks, gone is the T-shaped dock, replaced with a dock and 10-slip boat marina where officials hope visitors will tie up boats for festivals or stroll into town for a meal.

The city also added a dock for the crew rowing club ROCCS — Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students. The organization will begin paying rent in January for use of the dock and a boathouse.

And, on the other side of Wallace Brooks Park, is the third dock for canoes and kayaks.

City Manager Eric Williams said the completion and opening of the docks to the public will lead to a dock management program, which may include no-wake zones. 

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