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Work starting on Jekyll's newest park
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The Jekyll Island Authority has announced the bid to construct the first phase of the new Great Dunes Park was awarded to Southern Wilderness Construction in Edison.
When it is complete, the Great Dunes Park will be part of the Jekyll Island Beach Village. The area will include nearly 20 acres of beach-front pubic green space, picnic pavilions, an event beach deck, a play area, beach access and more.
The project also includes provisions for bio-swells to capture storm water run-off, treatment capacity for the water, dune restoration where appropriate, sea-turtle friendly lighting, environmental interpretive signs and pedestrian-friendly markings throughout the park.
The official ground breaking is Monday, Dec. 7, and the public is invited.
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