Park expansion signifies big day for Land O’ Lakes

Passersby on U.S. 41 likely didn’t notice the event taking place under a covered pavilion at the Land O’ Lakes Community Park on Aug. 14. After all, there were no marching bands or fireworks. But the ribbon cutting for the Land O’ Lakes Community Park project marked a big day in the community’s history. The $2.3 million park improvement project includes the installation of a Bermuda … [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...]

Park fees in Pasco waived on Saturday

The weather might not necessarily cooperate, but if there's any sunshine this weekend, the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County is encouraging people to get outside and have some healthy active outdoor fun. It's all part of National Get Outdoors Day and the health department's Healthiest Weight initiative. Falling this year on June 14, National Get Outdoors Day is designed to bring … [Read more...]

Pasco Parks and Recreation wants public to help shape its future

Pasco County’s Parks and Recreation department is developing its new master plan, and it wants the public’s help. The division is hosting community meetings to gather as much input as it can to consider the county’s existing parks and recreation master plan, and make changes for the future. The plan covers the county’s parks, trails, open space and recreational programs. It also … [Read more...]