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Memories Fish Camp Temporarily Closes for Upgrades

Posted on: Jun 6th, 2023 | News and AnnouncementsPress Releases

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Construction and renovation at Memories Fish Camp, 4901 Fowl River Road in Theodore, Alabama, begins the week of June 5, 2023.

 

This work is scheduled to take about four months. During that time, Memories will be closed to the public.

 

Mobile County Commission recently awarded the $635,000 construction contract to J. Hunt Enterprises, which includes the following work:

  • Demolition of existing structures
  • Electrical, parking and bulkhead improvements
  • New boat ramp
  • New dock
  • New kayak launch

“Mobile County Commission’s Parks Initiative will change the face of Mobile County by improving public-access waterfront amenities. While we recognize the inconvenience of this launch closing during the summer months, we know that the public will be pleased when the newly renovated access point reopens,” said District 3 Commissioner Randall Dueitt, who represents the area.

 

Memories Fish Camp was purchased by Mobile County Commission in 2019. Moffat Nichol completed the engineering and design for this construction and renovation project.

 

Memories Fish Camp upgrades are funded by the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act (GOMESA), from which four of the five Gulf States receive offshore oil drilling revenue. Coastal counties (Mobile and Baldwin) and the State of Alabama receive funds from this revenue source that can be aimed toward Coastal restoration, conservation, and protection projects, which include public access-to-water projects that are central to the Mobile County Parks Initiative. Other Mobile County projects that are fueled by GOMESA funding include Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground, Cedar Point Pier, Mobile County’s future golf course and waterfront park (the former Linksman) and Chickasabogue Park.

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