Board of County Commissioners Awarded $500,000 in Grant Funding to Improve Gulf Beach

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is proud to announce that the county will 
receive $500,000 in grant funding from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) 
Recreational Trails Program (RTP).

This funding, along with the BOCC’s match, will be used to make improvements to Fort Island Gulf 
Beach, located at the end of Fort Island Trail in Crystal River, including a new hard surface 
parking lot with additional boat and trailer parking spaces; renovation of existing pavilions; and 
the purchase and installation of directional and educational signage.

“The funding from this grant will allow the enhancement of a key asset in Citrus County,” said 
County Administrator Steve Howard. “These improvements will also provide a positive impact on the 
quality of life for Citrus County for future generations.”

To learn about county parks and recreational facilities, contact Citrus County Parks & Recreation 
at (352) 527-7540. Learn more about Florida’s RTP at recreation-grants/content/florida-recreational-trails-program-rtp.