Popp’s Ferry Causeway project almost done
A big project at a popular scenic park in the Back Bay of Biloxi is starting to take shape. The million dollar renovations at Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park have been dreamt of for decades and fishermen are excited for the work to be completed.
Take a trip to Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park in Biloxi, you’ll likely run into wildlife, a lot of nature, and lately some big changes. The project revamping the park is moving full speed ahead. Residents and fishermen like Samuel Allan are excited for workers to near completion.
Some of the new amenities included in the four million dollar project are nature trails, board walks, new piers, a kayak rental, a concession stand and an interpretive center.
Along with the project, lights will be added to the park and roadways repaired. “I’ve had to do a little walking to keep my heart pumping so that will be good with the extended walkways and that will be good for pictures and photography and stuff like that,” said Allan.
Also coming to the park’s ten acres is a bait shop that’s not 90 percent built. Cecilia Dobbs Walton with City of Biloxi Public Affairs said, “Once it is complete then bids will go out for someone to work inside the bait shop so that will be an opportunity for employment in this area.”
The project calls for a total of four fishing piers and fishermen are happy about that. “Reds, I’ve caught drums. I’ve even snagged on a pop-eyed mullet they call it. It was pretty nice so yeah I catch plenty of fish out here,” said Allan.
BP money is helping fund the project and city officials tell News 25 the work will be done this coming April. One of the project goals is to build on what the public sees as the best fishing spot without a boat in Biloxi. “It will just enhance what the amenities are and what people can do out here at the Popp’s Ferry Causeway Park.”