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St. Andrews State Park Improvements

Implementing Organization

State of Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$10,875,855

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA

Details

Project Category

Recreational Use

Project Actions

Engineering and/or Construction

Targeted Resources

Recreational Resources

Project Description

The project will improve access to use areas in St. Andrews State Park by constructing additional recreational amenities. The project includes redesigning the entrance area to facilitate access and egress of vehicles at the ranger station for day-use visitors and campers and to help alleviate traffic congestion during peak visitation periods; improvements to the Lagoon Use area; improvements to existing parking areas; and the repaving of existing park roadways. Specifically, the project will include: • Construction of multiple entry lanes to reduce the extent of vehicle stacking, especially for campers; • Construction of a new entrance station to serve both day-use entry and camper registration; • Enhancement of the Lagoon Use area by constructing a paddle-craft launch, 18-fixture restroom area (including parking area travel lane improvements), and two pavilions; • Construction of a loop trail in buttonbush marsh, including a boardwalk; • Expansion and improvement of existing parking areas, including sidewalks to connect amenities; • Repaving of park roadways, including the addition of bike lanes and culverts to help restore natural hydrology. The pavilions will accommodate picnicking where there are currently unsheltered tables. The paddle-craft launch will be located on a sandy segment of the Grand Lagoon shoreline to utilize the natural surface of the site. St. Andrews State Park consistently ranks among the five most visited parks in the Florida state park system. The park offers remarkable recreation opportunities unique to its location at the confluence of St. Andrew Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The project will enhance publ...click on "More Info" link below

Contact

Pearce Barrett
(850) 245-2106
pearce.barrett@dep.state.fl.us
Project Website
Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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