County Begins Construction on Fort Island Beach Accessibility Project

On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, Citrus County began constructing approximately 300 feet of Americans 
with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible concrete walkway at Fort Island Gulf Beach (located at 16000 
W Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429). This project will affect some areas of parking on 
the north end of the beach. Construction is anticipated to be completed by Monday, May 2, 2022 
(weather permitting).

200 feet of the concrete walkway will give ADA accessibility to the north end of the beach. An 
additional 100 feet of ADA accessible concrete walkway will provide access to the boardwalk. Once 
the walkways are completed, an accessible beach mat will be installed 100 feet towards the water. 
Beach mat installation is tentatively scheduled for the first week in May.

This project was approved by the Citrus County Board of County Commissioners at the regular 
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, meeting. Contingency funds were used to fund $13,653.51 in construction 
costs. The County also received $1,000 donation from nonprofit organization “Once Upon an Ocean.”  
The organization will also be assisting Citrus County with walkway and beach mat maintenance for 
one year.

For more information, please contact Citrus County Parks & Recreation at (352) 527-7540.