A pavilion picnic area, costing nearly $500,000, is being built at Maho Bay beach. (Photos courtesy of Bob Schlesinger of TropicalFocus.com.)
The project involves removing some of the old pavilion as well as constructing a new facility, adding a toilet, and a few additional parking spaces at the far end of the beach.
The availability of parking will be greatly affected, to wit … the Park Service will prohibit all parking along the sides of the road. It has been common for folks to pull off kind of squeeze alongside the bushes and leave their cars. The Service said in February that as many as 20 parking spots would be available.
But the Park Service is creating a proper parking lot which will be the only 'legal' space. Violators could receive a $50 ticket.