The Sabine River Authority of Texas (SRA) recently completed construction and installation of a 100-ft floating dock and pier structure to compliment the City of Orange’s pavilion at the Simmons Drive Public Boat Ramp.
The improvements are part of SRA’s initiative to promote recreational access to the Sabine River. David Montagne, SRA’s Executive VicePresident and General Manager stated, “The City’s initiative to invest in facilities at the Simmons Drive boat ramp to attract more events on the Sabine River aligns with SRA’s efforts to promote recreation throughout the basin.”
This project was made possible by funding through a Special Community Assistance Grant which is part of SRA’s community assistance program approved by its Board of Directors to help promote the quality and quantity of services essential for the development of a viable community.
The Sabine River Authority was created by the Legislature in 1949 as an official agency of the State of Texas and covers all or part of 21 counties in East Texas. The Authority serves as a conservation and reclamation district with responsibilities to control, store, preserve, and distribute the waters of the Sabine River and its tributary streams for useful purposes.