Nocatee Kayak Launch
As District Engineer for the Tolomato River CDD, Matthews Design Group (MDG) helped improve community recreation by engineering site plans for a paddle launch which provides easy access to the Intracoastal Waterway for non-motorized water sports equipment such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards. Located in the Nocatee area of Ponte Vedra, close to an abundance of natural attractions, the site required a unique design approach to accommodate both vehicle and foot traffic access, while providing safety for each. Due to the location of the facility on a very active waterway, the facility was designed to withstand tidal and wake influence on the bank while allowing easy access to park patrons for launching their watercraft.
The launch also features on-site parking and a picnic area for added convenience and enjoyment. MDG not only provided concept design and construction plans, but also assisted every step of the way to obtain the necessary permits for the project, and perform contract administration during construction.
Construction plan preparation
Permitting with St. Johns County and Florida Department of Environmental Protection