Restore Act Hodges Park Renovation
The County will be demolishing the existing facilities at Hodges Park in 2024 and building all new facilities. This project will be 100% grant funded with Restore Act (BP Oil Spill) funding and a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant. The project includes: a new playground, beach volleyball court, new restroom and picnic facilities, beach renourishment, a boardwalk to the pier, sidewalks, parking facilities, native landscaping, security lighting, and coastal habitat education signage. The estimated cost of the project is $1.5 M. The required topographic survey has been completed and the County Engineeer is currently in the design stage of the park site. It is anticpated construction will be underway in late 2023 and completed in 2024. Grants staff is very excited to see this project underway not only for our coitiens but also for the many visitors to our area. What a way to show off Taylor County and our coastline!
View Reports for RESTORE Hodges Park Grant
Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee Canal Dredging Project
The County is receiving Restore Act Pot 1 and Pot 3 funds for the dredging of canals at Keaton Beach and the Steinhatchee Boat Ramp basin. The studies and surveys required have been completed and the County is waiting for the permitting process to be completed. We hope to have the dredging underway in early 2024. Click on the links below to view pictures of the projects:
Steinhatchee Canal Dredging Project
Keaton Beach - Canal Dredging
Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee Boat Ramps By Pass Feasibility Study
The County received a grant through Restore Act Pot 3 funds for the completion of a Feasibility Study to determine if it is possible to construct a road way by pass system in the Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee Boat Ramp areas due to the high levels of traffic in those areas in the summer months. The County anticipates the Study will be underway by the Fall of 2023. The study will determine if the project(s) are feasible and what type of land acquisitions may be needed if feasible.