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Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi Lighthouse

Beloxi, MS
1320 linear feet of six-foot wide boardwalk using non-penetrating, adjustable, pan-foot legs and hurricane anchors

Design Challenge

Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi Lighthouse Park is a post-hurricane Katrina $5.2 million federally funded venture park renovation and expansion featuring a visitor’s center, a nature trail, native foliage and plantings, as well as a children’s playground.

“It was an interesting challenge, to create an environmentally friendly, educational site,” said Leigh Jaunsen of Dale Partners.  “It’s a part of the visitor’s center, which is a very formal, developed building.  We had to think through carefully how we were going to merge these two.”

Design Solution

Biloxi Lighthouse

Jaunsen utilized an undeveloped, low-impact portion on the north side of the park, where a Wickcraft boardwalk creates a walking path surrounded by native foliage. This also provided a nice buffer for the nearby neighborhood.

The boardwalk rests on non-penetrating pan-foot legs and the whole system is anchored with DuckBill hurricane anchors.