Bakas Equestrian Center is set to move

Bakas Equestrian Center, which has offered horse-riding therapy for disabled children and adults for nearly 30 years, is expected to have a new home by the end of this year. In fact, the center will be replaced by two facilities under a plan unanimously approved by the Hillsborough County Commission on Jan. 11. Tom Pepin, a beer distributor and philanthropist, approached the county with a … [Read more...]

Carrollwood Village park project pushes forward

With funding secured for a new community park in Carrollwood Village, the next step is finalizing the project’s conceptual design. The 50-acre Carrollwood Village Community Park is set to replace the Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant once it goes offline, and the land is converted to a green space. The property is situated west of North Dale Mabry Highway, south of West Village Drive … [Read more...]

Lake Park reopens; sinkhole remains

A popular 589-acre park in Lutz has reopened, despite the existence of a sinkhole that opened about a year ago and remains unfilled. Lake Park, at 17302 N. Dale Mabry Highway, officially reopened on Oct. 8. The park, which annually draws about 300,000 users, was closed on Dec. 2 because of a sinkhole that spans 6-feet wide and 90-feet deep. The sinkhole, which formed along a park … [Read more...]

Dale Mabry wastewater enters final installation phase

Motorists tooling around the North Tampa area may have to take a few detours in coming weeks, as Hillsborough County completes the pipeline installation on the Dale Mabry Wastewater Diversion project. The project requires the closures of both lanes and roads in portions of Carrollwood Village. The works is expected to be completed by early October. These areas will be affected: Salem … [Read more...]