The newly renovated Demopolis City Landing has opened, providing boating access on the Tombigbee River for local residents and for regional fishing tournaments.
The facility features a four-lane boat ramp with a 240-foot access pier and paved parking for 58 vehicles.
“This is a great project for Demopolis, Marengo County and all of west Alabama,” said Chris Blankenship, commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. “There are great fishery resources in this area. Now we have a facility that can host large tournaments and will attract people to this special part of the state. The cooperation between ADCNR, the City of Demopolis, Marengo County and other organizations is a model for how different levels of government and businesses can partner to do good work for our citizens.”
ADCNR, the city of Demopolis and Marengo County teamed on the project funding.
“After being in the works for nearly a year, we are proud to announce the reopening of the city’s new landing facility,” said Demopolis Mayor Woody Collins, noting that funding came from ADCNR, the city of Demopolis and Marengo County, with help from six other public agencies.