DESTIN — City Parks and Recreation Department employees recently finished making major upgrades to the fishing pier at the city-owned Main Street Park and continue to improve the Mattie Kelly Pier.

The 0.75-acre Main Street Park is at 605 Main St. next to Joe’s Bayou in Destin.

The pier improvement at the park consisted of removing deteriorating conventional wood decking and top rail caps and replacing them with rot-resistant composite lumber, as well as replacing all faded and unsightly signage, according to a recent city report.

The project cost $4,645.

The city staff continues to replace deteriorating deck planks on the Mattie Kelly Pier. The pier, which overlooks Choctawhatchee Bay and the mouth of Joe’s Bayou, is part of the 10-acre Mattie Kelly Park and Nature Walk site at 825 Beach Drive.

The $4,300 worth of upgrades to the pier could be completed in mid-September, city spokesman Doug Rainer said.

Destin does not keep data on the number of visitors to the piers, Rainer said.