Upgrades coming to Lover’s Key State Park

The state’s second most visited state park will be receiving an upgrade, with a groundbreaking ceremony kicking off the project on Thursday.

Lover’s Key State Park’s ground breaking on some major upgrades starts on Thursday, Dec. 6. The park is pretty bare in terms of things for people to enjoy, other than rental stands and a few picnic tables, and they are hoping the new visitor center will fix that.

The building will have exhibits, a multi-purpose room, and much needed flush bathrooms.

Lover’s Key Visitor Center. Photo via Lover’s Key State Park.

People will now be able to learn about Lover’s Key, and all the unique aspects it has to offer. From exhibits on the beach dunes, to exhibits on our estuaries and bays, the new place will offer a variety of educational opportunities.

People will also be able to learn about the effects of red tide and the impact it has on the environment.

“We’ll be able to bring in a lot of speakers and kind of let the people in the area know what’s happening and why red tide happens and have the most up-to-date, accurate information from our local scientists,” said Katie Moses, who is a park ranger.

The construction is scheduled to start in March and they hope to finish up in a year.

 

Reporter:Nicole Lauren
Writer:Lincoln Saunders
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