Elected officials, City staff and a large crowd of local residents gathered together recently to celebrate the Coffee Bluff Marina ribbon cutting and dedication.
“I remember fondly coming to Coffee Bluff as a child. Those were remarkable years. Years later, I’m still connected to this marina. Today we are gathered to celebrate the opening of this marina. This investment ensures that residents of Savannah will always have access to this river,” said 6th District Alderman Tony Thomas. “This marina brings the community together and offers something for everyone, whether it’s taking a boat out on the water, children playing, or people who just want a beautiful place to watch the sun set.”
The completely redeveloped marina now offers a new boat hoist, a fishing pier, expanded floating docks, a children’s playground and picnic shelter, kayak launch, new marina store and parking area improvements. The $4 million project came after the City purchased the property in 2008 when the marina’s owner began moving forward with a residential development plan that would have limited public access to the Forest River. The City worked with residents to build a facility that met the needs of the community.