Stuart East Island Park triathlon health concerns prompt new location in Martin County

A triathlon scheduled for this weekend at East Island Park under the Stuart Causeway has been relocated to Jensen Beach due to health advisories that have been issued in and around Stuart waterways.

The event will now be based at Jensen Beach Public Beach, where the south end of the parking lot will be closed to the public from 4 p.m. Aug. 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 4.

The cycling portion of the event temporarily will close the park and boat ramp at East Island Park under Stuart Causeway and Jensen Beach Causeway Park from 6 to 10 a.m. Aug. 4.

Vehicles and trailers under the bridge at the time of the closing will be towed at the owner's expense. Both causeways will remain open to traffic throughout the weekend, subject to heavy traffic controls.

Boaters can find alternative Martin County Parks & Recreation Department boat ramps at the following locations: Broward Street Boat Ramp, 4973 S.E. Dixie Highway, Stuart

Charlie Leighton Park, 2701 S.W. Cornell Ave., Palm City

Hosford Park, 7474 S.E. Gaines Ave., Stuart

Jimmy Graham Park, 8555 S.E. Gomez Ave., Hobe Sound

Phipps Park, 2175 S.W. Locks Road, Stuart

Sandsprit Park, 3443 S.E. St. Lucie Blvd., Stuart

Timer Powers Park, 14100 S.W. Citrus Blvd., Indiantown.

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