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Pasco County has been phasing in the reopening of some of its recreational facilities. Activities such as walking, biking, hiking, fishing or running can be done in specific locations, according to a Pasco County news release. Groups of more than 10 will not be permitted and people must maintain social distancing from others of at least 6 feet, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus … [Read more...]

Pasco County proposes 2018 budget

Fees for parking at Pasco parks may end Pasco County’s proposed 2018 budget of about $1.3 billion will be sweetened with an extra $3 million spoonful of property tax revenues. The extra cash could mean the end of parking fees charged at nine beach and wilderness parks. Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City is among the locations that charge the $2 parking fee. Final tallies on the … [Read more...]

Pasco merges county departments

Pasco County will merge its parks and recreation department and its environmental lands program and create a new division – the Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department. The Pasco Commission approved the merger at its May 5 meeting. The restructuring comes as the county prepares to implement a master plan for county parks. The focus is on improving efficiency, better customer … [Read more...]