In Part 2 of Boca’s Waters, 4th generation Boca Ratonian Ryan Dick explains the dangers of Boca’s plans to put boat ramps at Lake Wyman, proposes an alternative location and makes the case to keep ramps at Silver Palm Park.

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Katie's family moved to Boca Raton in 1970 where she later attended Palm Beach Community College and FAU. Katie is the Founder of, a Boca Raton company which began in 1989 as a small art studio. Works by Haiti’s artists soon became part of a revolving exhibit at City Hall as well as the Boca Raton Library and Community Center. The gallery later moved to Delray Beach and broadened its base to include works by Eastern Cuban artists and Florida Highwaymen. Today her focus is on art consulting and internet art sales. She is on the board of the A.C.T.I.O.N. Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to foster harmony between the Caribbean community and the United States, and currently serves as the Vice President of the Riviera Civic Association.


  1. Great job explaining Silver Palm boat ramp. The City needs to enhance ocean access by adding another location while not eliminating Silver Palm. Ocean strand sounds reasonable. I’ve used Sulver Palm for 23 years almost every week throughout the years. It does get busy on the weekends and holidays but he Park Rangers do a great job controlling the ramp. I live down 5th Ave in a house I bought in 1994. Please feel free to contact me for support on saving Silver Palms boat ramp.

  2. Lake Boca is surrounded by sea wall –
    Lake Boca is very close to the ocean inlet…
    Lake Wyman is surrounded by Mangroves and Sea Grass…
    Did I mention the manatee’s that also inhabit the area?
    A dock on Lake Wyman would ruin the environment over time.
    Maybe good intention to get the boating traffic out of downtown –
    But at what cost? And who will pay that cost?
    Imagine a Lake Wyman “Bash”…
    The city has seen proposals year after year on Lake Wyman –
    Each proposal getting closer to a dock – last one included a “day dock”, canoe path and other restorations efforts…
    Until those plans include a full blown boat ramp and paving 50+ “boat” parking spots in Rutherford Park, the city will not approve it.


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