County, State Park Work Together to Increase Access to Beach Parking

   

    Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

    Walton County, Topsail Hill Preserve State Park and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division of Recreation and Parks are once again teaming up to provide parking at no-charge for summer beachgoers through September 5, 2016.

    Regular day-use admission fees are waived for public entrance to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park through a reimbursement program administered by Visit South Walton.

    The Walton County Tourist Development Council has been directed by the Board of County Commissioners to reimburse the state park up to $25,000 for entrance fees through September 5, for both visitors and residents.

    Visit South Walton and the County Commissioners are dedicated to promoting safe and continuous traffic flow along Highway 30A, said Gayla Schaefer with Visit South Walton.

    The successful numbers shown throughout the inaugural agreement in 2015 encouraged a repeat of the program this year.

    The arrangement will attract visitors and residents for outdoor recreation opportunities, support the Walton County Tourist Development Plan and increase beach access parking availability along Scenic Highway 30A.

    Topsail’s tram service will continue to operate service each day from 9 a.m. until sunset at least twice per hour to provide transportation to the Park’s beach access from their public parking lot.

    Learn more at Friends of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park’s website.

    Learn more about the Walton County Tourist Development Council’s local activities at Visit South Walton.