Future Fee-Funded Projects

The National Park Service plans fees projects five years in advance so that there is sufficient time to plan, design, complete compliance, and execute projects benefiting visitors in the park. Plans can change as funding fluctuates and agency and park priorities shift, and emergency repairs can defer planned projects. The primary focus of the park is to leverage fee dollars to address the park’s over $60 million dollar maintenance backlog.

2020 Projects

  1. Rehabilitation and Adaptive Reuse of the Mine Loading Building - Next to the Mine Storeroom in the Fort Pickens Historic District, the park is currently working to restore and reuse this building. This project has begun, learn more by clicking here.

  2. Major Roof Replacement - This project began in December 2019 and will replace asphalt shingle roofs on restrooms, picnic pavilions, administrative structures, and entrance stations with standing-seam aluminum roofs. Read the press release to learn more.
  3. Replacement of wayside panels in the Florida areas of the national seashore.
  4. Rehabilitation and replacement of picnic pavilion roofs in the Davis Bayou Area.
  5. Rehabiliation of the exterior of the Fort Pickens Life-saving Station which serves as Fort Pickens Campground Registration.
  6. Repair of the Ship Island cross-island boardwalk.
  7. Exterior painting of 21 buildings in the Florida areas of the national seashore.

Additional Projects Planned for 2021 and Beyond

(3 of the 53 projects)

  1. Historic Preservation of the Drawbridges and Supports at the Fort Barrancas Area.

  2. Repair and replacement of walkways at the Fort Pickens and Fort Barrancas areas.

  3. Stabilization and preservation of Casemate 85 at Fort Pickens.


Your Fee Dollars at Work

  • A massive concrete structure surrounded by vegetation sits on a beach.

    Historic Preservation

    Fee dollars fund critical historic preservation projects ensuring the long-term protection historic structures.

  • A crane lowers a restroom structure on to a foundation in a park setting.

    Repair and Replacement

    Fee dollars provide funding for critical infrastructure needs including repairing and replacing visitor structures and facilities.

  • Old sun-damaged wayside panels lean on their frames which now hold new panels overlooking wetlands.

    Visitor Experience Projects

    When possible, you fee dollars fund projects that improve the visitor experience throughout the national seashore.


Last updated: May 19, 2020

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