Old boat launch at Riverside Park will be closed on July 4

The Old Boat Launch at Riverside Park. [@CityOfMuscatine/Twitter photo]

The boat ramps in the old boat launch area of Riverside Park will be closed to public use on Sunday, July 4, due to the Independence Day holiday festivities in the downriver portion of the park. The new boat launch on the upriver end of the park will be available for boaters.

Department of Public Works staff will close the boat ramp from 6 a.m. Sunday to 12 a.m. Monday.

Parking restrictions will also be put into place inside Riverside Park and along Mississippi Drive from Linn Street to Iowa Avenue.

In addition, the downriver parking lot south of the restroom and playground area will be closed from 6 a.m. Friday to 12 a.m. Monday.