The Corpus Christi fishing pier is reopened to the public

Angler, grab your fishing rods and head to a Corpus Christi pier that recently reopened.

The Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department announced in a press release on Wednesday that the public can now use the Phillip Dimitt Municipal Fishing Pier at 101 Jester St. The pier is about a 2-hour drive from San Antonio.

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According to the publication, the pier has been closed since 2018. The pier reopened this week with improvements including the addition of LED lighting for night fishing, new benches and fish washing stations. The renovation work on the pier includes a minor replacement of the components, new floorboards and a new guardrail.

The total cost of the project was $ 480,000, funded by a 2018 voter-approved bond.

At the pier, part of the parking lot has been temporarily fenced off while repairs are in progress, the press release said. City officials expect the repairs to be completed by late summer 2021.

For more information, please call (361) 826-PLAY or ccparkandrec.com.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general affairs reporter for MySA.com | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre