DEP Expands Visitor Services at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park

View of Whiskey Creek at low tide from the newly-named Whiskey Creek Hideout restaurant at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park.

April.7.2015

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service is pleased to announce that BG John U. Lloyd, LLC, the new concessionaire at John U. Lloyd Beach State Park, is offering food, beverages and ice at the newly-named Whiskey Creek Hideout restaurant.

By July 2015, BG John U. Lloyd, LLC plans to expand its services to include additional items on the menu, a gift shop, recreational equipment rental, boat tours and special event planning, such as family reunions, weddings and corporate events.

“Visitors frequently request onsite services at this busy park,” said Donald Forgione, director of the Florida Park Service. “This agreement with BG John U. Lloyd, LLC enables the park to provide a spectrum of services to meet the needs of the thousands of visitors who visit the park each year.”

In fiscal year 2013-14, there were 557,421 visitors to the park, generating more than $42 million in direct economic impact. BG John U. Lloyd, LLC expects this new agreement will support approximately 25 private sector jobs by July 2015.

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