Gulf Shores: Gulf State Park
Not been to Gulf State Park in a while or never have? You’re in for a treat. Completed in 2018, the $135 million Gulf State Park Enhancement Project by Architecture Works consists of five components – a new lodge, interpretive center, a learning campus consisting of nine small buildings, dune restoration and 15 miles of new trails that include pedestrian bridges. Initiated in 2014, the enhancement project is “design-centric” encompassing architecture, landscape architecture and graphic design, observes project design director Matt Leavell. The 6,150-acre Gulf State Park is certainly worth such an ambitious enhancement effort. No other park along the Gulf Coast has as many diverse ecosystems or as much preserved acreage.
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