Work Underway on Lori Wilson Park Beach Boardwalks and Crossovers as Part of Major Makeover
By Space Coast Daily // October 31, 2021
Fencing has already gone up in the parking lots and as demolition begins on the crossovers
BREVARD COUNTY • COCOA BEACH, FLORIDA – Work will begin this week on Lori Wilson Park’s beach boardwalk. With the end of turtle season, the heavy work along the dunes can begin on both the north and south side of the park.
Fencing has already gone up in the parking lots and as demolition begins on the crossovers and boardwalk running parallel to the beach, the south side will be relatively inaccessible during the major construction period.
Since everything near the dunes must be done before March 1, crews will have to work fast and have complete access to those areas.
The north/south pathway through the maritime hammock remains open so people who park on the south side and find they can’t access the beach can always walk to the north side to do so.
At least three beach crossovers on the north side will remain open.
Also, new bathrooms will be installed on both the north and south sides during this time period. These improvements are part of nearly $3 million that was awarded as capital facilities grants to the park which gets hundreds of thousands of visitors.
“It is certainly one of the most utilized beach parks in the county and the new bathrooms and boardwalks are sorely needed,” said Space Coast Office of Tourism Executive Director Peter Cranis.
Located in the heart of Cocoa Beach at 1500 N. Atlantic Avenue, Lori Wilson Park is a seaside park lush with dunes and coastal hammocks.
The park is a good place for a beachside picnic or family get-together, complete with pavilions, playground and barbecue grills.
You can spend an hour, or all day, playing volleyball on the public court, taking a nature walk on one of the six dune crossovers or boardwalk, or even enjoy a refreshing dip in the Atlantic Ocean.
With full-time lifeguards present, Lori Wilson Park is ideal for a relaxed and enjoyable time by the water.
Parking is free and the facility includes restrooms, outdoor showers, water fountains, on-site vendors, and a dog park. Do’s & Don’ts Service animals are allowed.
Dogs are allowed specifically at the Dog Park but are otherwise prohibited in the park and on the beach. Alcoholic beverages are allowed in designated areas only.