Image Alt Text

The state of Alabama will use a portion of its Gulf State Park Enhancement Project funds to construct a new Gulf State Park Conference Center in Gulf Shores.

Governor: Gulf Shores Conference Center On Horizon

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said he expects a Gulf State Park Conference Center to be open by 2018.

The state has secured $135 million for the Gulf State Park Enhancement Project that includes the convention center along with a hotel, dune restoration, walking and biking trails and other projects at Gulf State Park.

Alabama received $85.5 million from early restoration dollars, funds BP established to start money flowing to the coast. Another $50 million from BP’s direct payments to the state will provide the final piece of the funding puzzle, Bentley said.

The construction of the conference center and hotel would occur within the footprint of the previous venue destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

Looking for vacation accommodations in 2016 or beyond? Meyer Vacation Rentals now offers the option of reserving a beach house or condo up to 24 months in advance.
search houses search condos

Related Articles

Image Alt Text

Dune Restoration Work Under Way At State Park

The Gulf State Park Enhancement Project team has begun work to restore the equivalent of more than 50 football fields of dunes flattened in 2004 during Hurricane Ivan.

Image Alt Text

Hangout Oyster Cook-Off Oyster Shells To Be Recycled

When 70 chefs prepared oysters for thousands of Hangout Oyster Cook-Off patrons, plenty of shells were disposed of. But those shells will not be going into a landfill.

Image Alt Text

It Was Shorts & Flip Flop Weather For Christmas Tree Lighting At The Wharf

It was a festive scene at The Wharf in December as people enjoyed the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Bands played, children sang and wrote letters to Santa, and more.

Image Alt Text

Poseidon’s Playground Gets A Little More Fun

A pyramid, a rocket and a steel structure were deployed at Poseidon's Playground, an artificial reef located in Orange Beach.

Image Alt Text

Town Center, Walkability At Heart Of Proposed Perdido Key Plan

Consultants have presented a draft master plan for Perdido Key that would create a town center concept, enhance walkability and gathering spaces, and suggest zoning changes to support the development.

Image Alt Text

2016 Hangout Fest Tickets Now On Sale

Want to attend Hangout Fest 2016? Buy your tickets and reserve your preferred accommodations before both run out.

Newest Articles

City Of Gulf Shores To Revitalize Main Public Beach Area

The City of Gulf Shores is moving ahead with a $15 million revitalization project to improve the main public beach area.

September 02, 2016 - Gulf Shores | Area News

Kick Off Fall With A 5K Run At Tacky Jacks In Gulf Shores

Kick off fall with the Bloody Mary 5K Run/Walk hosted by Tacky Jacks in Gulf Shores.

July 07, 2016 - Gulf Shores | Area News

Alabama Sets 66-Day 2016 Red Snapper Season

The state of Alabama has set a 66-day red snapper season for state waters, considerably longer than the federal season. This is good news for recreational fisherman visiting Gulf Shores and Orange Bea

April 29, 2016 - Gulf Shores | Area News

Location

Gulf Shores Map

Upcoming Events

  • Oct 1
    5th Annual Alabama Festival of Flavor 2016
  • Oct 7
    The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
  • Oct 8
    The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
  • Oct 9
    The 13th annual John L. Borom Alabama Coastal BirdFest
  • Oct 13
    45th Annual National Shrimp Festival
  • Oct 14
    45th Annual National Shrimp Festival
  • Oct 15
    45th Annual National Shrimp Festival
  • Oct 16
    45th Annual National Shrimp Festival

Local Weather

weather icon 74º Conditions: Clear
Humidity: 88%
Wind: North 0 mph

Weather information provided by wunderground.com

Last Updated on September 29, 1:35 AM CDT

Latest Video