Visitors and residents of Flagler County's Jungle Hut Park beach may want to seek elsewhere to cool off in this Florida heatwave, as a dune restoration project will limit public access to the sands.
According to a release from Flagler County Government, these efforts are set to continue the first segment of the FEMA emergency dune project, which will add Jungle Hut Park as a simultaneous beach access point on Monday, July 17 for contractors working on dune restoration.
The project will limit public access for approximately two weeks.
Old Salt Park, located on 16th Road in The Hammock, has already closed as of July 5 for a duration of six-weeks for this particular segment of the project.
“There will be about 20 dump trucks per day operating from Jungle Hut, which is a relatively small amount compared to the main project access at Old Salt Park,” said County Engineer Faith Alkhatib. “Sand will be delivered to the beach between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday for two weeks.”
While beach access will be limited, the park will remain open to the public; however, Flagler County asks that beachgoers be alert and take caution during this time — especially families with young children and pets.
“We apologize for any inconvenience to our residents and visitors who love to visit our beaches, especially during the summer,” said County Administrator Heidi Petito. “This work is critical for all of Flagler County, and we appreciate everyone’s continued patience.”
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Article by Rachael Volpe