FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2017
Honeymoon Island State Park Celebrates One Million Visitors
~Park welcomes 1 million visitors earlier in the fiscal year than ever before~
Honeymoon Island State Park staff work hard to provide an outstanding visitor experience.
DUNEDIN, Fla.– Honeymoon Island State Park has already welcomed more than 1 million visitors this fiscal year, six weeks earlier than ever before.
This is the ninth consecutive year that the park has surpassed the 1 million
Peter Krulder, park manager said: “This accomplishment
would not be possible without the dedicated staff of employees and volunteers
who continue to provide exemplary customer service day in and day
Dan Robison, chairman of the Dunedin Chamber of Commerce said: “We
are thrilled to join the outstanding staff and volunteers at Honeymoon Island
State Park in celebrating the milestone of welcoming 1 million visitors to
the park this year. This is the first time in park history that this
accomplishment has been met this early in the year.
"Honeymoon Island offers
residents and visitors access to pristine Gulf beaches, hiking trails through
slash pine woods and intimate spots for viewing of wildlife such as osprey,
eagles and dolphins. The park gives us a front row seat to some of the best
things that Florida has to offer! For those of us who call Dunedin home,
Honeymoon Island is the place that we love to share with visitors as much as we
love to cherish it as our own.”
In fiscal year
Island State Park boasted 1,267,746 visitors. The park is home to a wide
variety of shorebirds, osprey nests and one of the few remaining virgin slash
pine forests in South Florida. Visitors can swim, fish and snorkel in the warm
waters of the Gulf of Mexico or picnic while enjoying the beautiful scenery.