Boat ramp may be done in Oct.

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes The boat ramp at Keizer Rapids Park could be ready for boaters as soon as October. It will also feature the first permanent restrooms at Keizer Rapids Park – or should we say restroom. A single vault toilet was delivered this week. It will have a pit underneath and will not have running water, but does meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements. Last week workers were installing piling for boarding floats, which looks like docks but are used for  boaters to help pull watercraft in or out of the water. Some sort of ceremony will mark the facility’s opening, said Bill Lawyer, public works director. He said park rules will need to be updated to address issues stemming from the boat ramp and its operation, including operating hours and parking enforcement. The single-lane boat ramp will be accessible when water levels are low, Lawyer added. Remaining tasks include more in-water excavation, setting pre-cast planks and concrete work above the water line. The parking lot still needs to be paved and finished with landscaping and cleanup. The parking lot includes 37 parking spots, including room for 22 boats and...

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