Jun 1, 2019 (Past event)
The Official Start of Summer!
Celebrate the start of summer, the Marina’s improvements and kick-off the boating season with Frisco’s Rock the Dock Party on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Frisco Bay Marina with free live music with Sixty Minute Men from 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm and a $6 burger and beer deal at The Island Grill. Fun times, giveaways and live music right where Frisco Main Street meets the water.
The Frisco Rowing Center will be offering a free breakfast and an introduction to rowing that morning from 8:00 am -10:30 am. More information about the Center and their programs and lessons is available at FriscoRowing.com.
Get a First Look at the Progress on Marina Improvements and the “Big Dig”
This is going to be a particularly significant Rock the Dock event because the Town of Frisco is in the midst of an epic improvement project 10+ years in the making. This will be a great chance to take a first look at the progress on this historic project.
The “Big Dig” was named as such because it involves significant excavation of the lake bed in the Frisco Bay to improve navigation; lengthen the boating season; and expand recreational facilities at the Marina.
- The grade in the bay will be lowered by up to 13 feet in some areas.
- Excavation to a depth of 16 feet in south bay
- Excavation of a channel to 9 feet of depth to northern paddle rack area
- 85,000 cubic yards of dirt will be moved- for reference, that would be 7,083 dump trucks of soil on the move if the Town were removing the soils from the site!
- Addition of 3 acres of usable land to east of Lund House, which will be retained by a new nine foot retaining wall
The project also includes relocation and construction of a boat ramp in a new location. The new ramp will have three generous lanes, rather than the previous ramp’s two narrow lanes. A significantly expanded beach area and new sidewalks to improve pedestrian access are also in the works.
Future phases will likely address improved park spaces and pedestrian connectivity, with a goal of providing better access to the water. Also, new marina rental, retail, office, restroom and restaurant spaces are anticipated to be built closer to the water’s edge to achieve a better customer experience. These improvements will be made progressively over the next few years, as conditions and budget allow.