Everglades National Park
December 17, 2021 | Uncategorized
In 2018, Guest Services, Inc. was awarded the concessions contracts for Everglades National Park by the National Park Service, both at the Flamingo and Everglades City locations. The
contracts were awarded based on our vision to restore, improve and elevate visitor services through an aggressive revitalization and construction project, namely at the Flamingo site. (Our plan – the successful installation of 20 eco tents in 2019 . The revitalization plan
calls for the addition of a 24 room lodge and restaurant with completion early 2022.) We successfully completed the installation of 20 eco-tents in 2019. Our revitalization plan calls for the addition of a 24-room lodge and restaurant that will be completed in 2022.
Action includes constructing a hurricane-ready, 108-seat restaurant, 24 lodge
rooms, and 20 eco-tents. Phase II will include 20 additional eco-tents which will
feature a bathhouse and solar hot water system and 24 additional lodge rooms.
We are also enacting a revitalization of ~300 campsites at Flamingo and Long Pine
Key to include updated solar hot water systems and additional electric pedestals
for RV sites.
The full-service marina we operate offers fuel, rentals slips, fishing, and interpretive
tours, motorized and non-motorized equipment rentals, groceries, gifts, and souvenirs. On the western side of the park in Everglades City, we operate interpretative tours and kayak rentals to explore the 10,000 Islands.
SUCCESS IN OPERATIONS
In close cooperation with the National Park Service, we will implement a large-scale development and construction project that will be completed in 2022 in conjunction with the 75th Anniversary of Everglades National Park. The project includes the consummation of the ecotents, lodge, and restaurant.
This project, once completed, will provide visitors with the opportunity to experience the park as it was enjoyed before several hurricanes ravaged the Florida Everglades during the 2005 hurricane season. This Park will be a premiere destination for Floridians and visitors alike.