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Contact: Brent Everitt, 850-934-2600
Gulf Breeze, Fla. – Work is set to begin next week on the replacement of all of the roofs within the park’s Perdido Key Area, as well as, all of the park’s entrance stations. The work will temporarily close some facilities while work is begin completed. Any closures will be posted on the park’s website as necessary.
The work will replace asphalt shingle roofs on restrooms, picnic pavilions, and administrative structures with standing-seam aluminum roofs. The new aluminum roofs are more sustainable, reducing the park’s recurring repair costs. In addition to the facilities at the Perdido Key Area, all of the park’s entrance stations will receive new aluminum roofs. In addition to the added sustainability of these new roofs, they will be redesigned to improve the visitor experience during inclement weather.
The roof replacements are funded by park entrance fees. Revenue from entrance fees remain with the NPS and helps ensure a quality experience for all who visit. At Gulf Islands, 76.5 percent of entrance fees are retained by the park and are devoted to maintaining facilities that directly serve visitors. Learn more about how fee dollars are at work at the park by visiting: https://www.nps.gov/guis/
The contract for this work was awarded on September 15, 2019, to Reasor Building Group LLC for $406,000. The roof replacement project expected to be complete in Spring 2020.
About Gulf Islands National Seashore: Created in 1971, the national seashore stretches 160 miles along the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and Mississippi, and includes barrier islands, maritime forests, historic forts, bayous, and marine habitat. Visit us at www.nps.gov/guis, on Facebook www.Facebook.com/
Last updated: December 13, 2019