Eight years after Katrina’s destruction, Coast park reopens
Published: April 25,2013
WAVELAND — Buccaneer Bay Water Park will open in the summer for the first time since Hurricane Katrina destroyed it in 2005. That’s according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Buccaneer State Park’s structures, water parks and support facilities were destroyed during Katrina, and the park has reopened in phases over the past seven years.
The Sun Herald reports Buccaneer Bay Water Park, the third phase of the construction process, will include a wave pool, water slide, wading pool and concession area. The water park construction will be complete by the end of spring.
The state estimated the cost to rebuild Buccaneer State Park at $20 million, and most of the money came from FEMA.
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