Clarksville, TN – Beginning immediately, Liberty Park Boat Ramp will be closed to the public. For some time, the boat ramp at Liberty Park has been open for public use, while the rest of the park has remained closed for ongoing construction.
However, project Contractor TMS Construction is claiming traffic in the area has increased to the point that it is interfering with the project.
TMS Contracting has notified the City that the areas under construction have continued to see an increase in use. The City has worked with the contractor to keep the boat ramp open to the public. However, TMS is claiming traffic in the park has reached a point where the damage to the grounds is becoming significant.
Numerous press releases have been issued in the past few months notifying the public that the park was closed while limited access to the boat ramp would be allowed. Signs were also posted at the park’s entrance to this effect but they continue to be ignored.
“We have decided to close park access to avoid damages and delaying further work on the project,” said Mayor Kim McMillan. “Our goal is to complete the project as soon as possible so that everyone can use the park and marina to the full extent possible and we are determined to do everything within our means to bring this project to fruition.”
All public access to the park will remain closed until further notification. Police patrols will ticket trespassers.