Essence of Biloxi Driving and Bicycling Trail – Stop #41
Edgewater Park

When this subdivision was established during the 1930s, it was named after the Edgewater Hotel, which, from 1926 to 1970, stood on the site of the present-day Edgewater Shopping Center.  This neighborhood represents Biloxi’s last movement to the west.  It once held an eclectic blend of architectural home styles, from Spanish Colonial to Modern Ranch.  An excellent example of  the original Spanish style homes stands on the northwest corner of Edgewater Drive and Barq Avenue.  A small circular park with a gazebo is at the northern end of  Edgewater Drive.  After heavy damage by Hurricane Katrina, some of the residents had to restore or rebuild their homes.

The last site on the west tour is the Popps Ferry Causeway Park.  Return to Highway 90 and turn right (west).  Travel one tenth of a mile (past Edgewater shopping Center) to Eisenhower Drive and turn right (north).  Drive north for seven tenths of a mile to Pass Road.  Turn right (east) onto Pass Road.  Travel nine tenths of a mile and get into the left turn lane at Popp’s Ferry Road.  Turn left (north) onto Popp’s Ferry Road and travel seven tenths of a mile to Causeway Drive on the left.  Turn left (west) onto Causeway and drive to the end of it where it will turn to the left (south) and cross a small bridge as it enters the park.