The City of Leesburg, Florida is in the final stages of an ambitious public waterfront revitalization. Situated on Venetian Gardens, a tranquil park-like cove of Lake Harris, the project includes a mix of Golden Marine Systems fixed and floating docks. With an expected completion date of October 2021, the site expands public boating access in the area and enhances recreational opportunities for residents and visitors.

Golden supplied its durable 9 Series fixed Aluminum Dock System. Designed for greater piling spacing than can be achieved with a comparable wooden structure, it provided the City of Leesburg significant cost savings. Plus, fewer piles make the location more attractive from the shore as well as from the water. Manufactured to ISO 9001:2015 standards using fully welded 6061 T6 marine-grade aluminum with stainless steel fittings, it has a life expectancy of over 35 years and is backed by a 10-year limited warranty.

The floating dock section is Golden’s 850 Series Aluminum Dock System. Highly stable, it has the same premium build quality as the fixed dock. It features adjustable pile guides, cleats and 22 finger piers with power pedestals, water service and a fire suppression solution.

Installed by Fort Myers, Florida-based Kelly Brothers, Inc., the docks feature WearDeck Composite decking, a virtually maintenance-free solution


with the appearance of real wood. Golden also supplied four heavy-duty gangways and a security gate.

“The docks turned out great,” said John Folker, City of Leesburg project manager. “We host several bass fishing tournaments that have a lot of boating and pedestrian traffic. Plus, the area ties into many popular islands within Lake Harris and its adjoining lakes. The revitalized waterfront with new docks will be a huge asset for the city.”

Located 40 miles northwest of Orlando, Florida, the Venetian Gardens renewal project was grant-funded through Lake County and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It features a new restaurant, Ski Beach Grill & Bar, extensive landscaping, walking trails and access to Rogers Park and Pat Thomas Stadium, both popular event venues.

Golden Marine Systems is a division of Golden Manufacturing, the global market leader in aluminum boat lifts, and fixed and floating aluminum and concrete dock solutions. The enterprise has distribution warehouses outside of Charlotte, North Carolina and Seattle, Washington and a global network of over 190 dealers.Contact Golden Manufacturing, 17611 East St, North Fort Myers, FL 33917. 888-909-5438 or 239-337-4141. [email protected]; www.goldenboatlifts.com; www.goldenmarinesystems.com.

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