In 2009 the City of West Palm Beach completed three new docks that allow for boat tie-ups and a water-taxi to encourage visitors into the downtown. One of the docks is large enough to function as a public event space with shaded seating areas. This central dock was designed by Michael Singer Studio  designed with in-water planters that have native mangroves, spartina and a visible oyster reef set into the dock. Perhaps the first of its kind in the nation, the boat dock and promenade actually functions as a living system- filtering water and providing small pockets of habitat within an estuarine man-made structure.

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