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New "Lighthouse Park" in Biloxi nearing completion

Lighthouse Park in Biloxi is nearing completion. (Photo source: WLOX News) Lighthouse Park in Biloxi is nearing completion. (Photo source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Visitors are already enjoying the elevated boardwalk at the new Lighthouse Park in Biloxi, which wraps around a marsh area where native flowers and trees were planted.

The $5 million dollar park should be finished by June 1.

It includes a number of features for children and families, along with a covered pavilion for special events and gatherings.

“We have a pavilion that will seat about 200 people for an event. We also have a playground for children that was made to look natural. It actually looks like it's coming out of a tree stump, the playground equipment. We're going to have picnic tables, benches. Places just to enjoy the scenery,” said Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond.

Plans also include a large parking lot, which will help provide additional spaces for the nearby Biloxi Visitors Center.

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