Dade City awards contract for Hardy Trail

Dade City has pushed another step forward to make the Roy Hardy Trail more tourist-friendly. City commissioners have agreed to enter negotiations with Borregard Construction Inc., for the design-build of a visitor’s information welcome center, to be located on the south side of Church Avenue near the Hardy Trail multi-use trailhead. Preliminary plans call for a building of 1,100 square feet … [Read more...]

Dade City projects progressing, others delayed

As coronavirus disease-2019  (COVID-19) affects how municipalities and government entities operate, the City of Dade City is striving to keep day-to-day duties relatively intact, while following various safety procedures and precautions. Not unlike its municipal neighbor Zephyrhills, which is 9 miles down the road, Dade City has gone about minimizing the number of personnel at City Hall or out … [Read more...]

Dade City seeks feedback on new park

The City of Dade City is seeking community and resident input for its newest park — what’s being hyped as a downtown splash park/bike hub. Public meetings to gather input on the project’s finer details are scheduled for March 5 at 5:30 p.m., and March 12 at 1:30 p.m., while a draft conceptual presentation is scheduled for March 16 at 6 p.m. Each of those meetings will be at the Dade City … [Read more...]

Frolicking in the Florida snow?

Children, and adults alike, will have a new recreational option when a new winter park opens for business in Northeast Pasco. The Pasco County Commission on Aug. 6 approved the addition of a snow park, which will be situated next to Tree Hoppers Aerial Adventure Park, on the north side of St. Joe Road, about 800 feet east of Bellamy Brothers Boulevard, in Dade City. The conditional use, … [Read more...]

International athletes ‘swoop’ in for world championships

Imagine hurling toward the Earth at nearly 90 mph, then negotiating your way over land and water while you skim across the surface, before landing back on solid ground and tumbling to an abrupt stop. Now imagine doing it on purpose, over and over again. Canopy piloting, also known as swooping, is a form of skydiving where jumpers maneuver through a course upon their descent as they make … [Read more...]

In Print: Growth at The Grove could get red light

It takes a lot to stand in the way of progress, but a popular shopping center just off Interstate 75 in Wesley Chapel may have finally found its Achilles heel: A traffic light. The Grove at Wesley Chapel has the room to grow, however new tenants are shying away from the complex because they say another traffic light is needed where Oakley Boulevard meets County Road 54. "The challenge we … [Read more...]

County tourist leaders want to double Savage Race sponsorship dollars

The Pasco County Tourist Development Council may feel a little generous next week, especially if the group follows a recommendation to give an event company double the sponsorship money it would've normally received from the county. The intended recipient is Mad Cap Events LLC, an Orlando-based company that is planning to bring the Savage Race back to Little Everglades Park in Dade City for two … [Read more...]