On November 16, 2015, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, on Jekyll Island, rededicated the island to the people of Georgia.
He said the state park is in great shape following a decade-long revitalization project.
“This truly is a little patch of heaven,” Deal told the crowd of more than 500 people in attendance at the ceremony held under a large tent on the riverfront lawn in the island’s historic district.
“We have come a long way,” Deal said. “The island has a new look but maintains its original charm. Thanks to public and private revitalization efforts and the careful stewardship of the island’s natural resources, this is a wonderful place that all Georgians can enjoy and share now and in the future.”
The state has $75 million invested in Jekyll’s new look.