County puts coastal parks plan into action

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND — Cameron County is ready to move forward with its Coastal Parks Master Plan after making some slight changes to the legal wording.

County Administrator David Garcia has previously said the improvements were estimated to cost the county about $23 million.

A large portion of that cost will be because of the various improvements planned for Isla Blanca Park, including a boardwalk, rental cabanas, a picnic pavilion and a drop-off area.

Other considerations included relocating the entrance, redeveloping Dolphin Cove and upgrading the RV sites.

Those improvements should cost about $15.8 million, according to previous data from Parks and Recreation.

Similar improvements will be made in Andy Bowie Park and Edwin King Atwood Park at smaller price tags: $2.5 million and $3.9 million, respectively.

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