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.

2019 Projects

  1. Replacement of the Boat Ramp and Finger Piers at Davis Bayou - This project was completed in November 2019, read the press release by clicking here.

  2. 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.

  3. Replacement of Overhead Doors at Opal Beach - The overhead doors at the Opal Beach restroom facilities allows the park to secure the restroom structures when necessary. This project was completed in September 2019, visit our Facebook page to learn more by clicking here.

  4. Replacement of Fort Pickens Group Camping Restrooms - Matching the replacement projects of previous years, this project will remove and replace the restroom facility at Fort Pickens Group Camping with a fully accessible facility.

  5. Replacement of Walkways at Battery Worth Picnic Pavilion - This project was completed earlier this year ensuring accessible access to grills and beach showers at Battery Worth Picnic Pavilion.

  6. Historic Documentation of Tower 234 - This project will fully document the historic Battery 234 Tower through the Historic American Engineer Record and 3D laser scanning.

  7. 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.

Additional Projects Planned for 2020 and Beyond

(5 of the 53 projects)

  1. Replacement of wayside panels in the park’s Florida Areas

  2. Rehabilitation and replacement of picnic pavilion roofs in the Davis Bayou Area.

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

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

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


Last updated: December 13, 2019

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