Visitors to Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd., in Dade City, will now be able to enjoy a smoother walk or bike ride in a portion of the park.
The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, & Natural Resources Department recently completed paving a section of a trail that meanders through the park.
About a mile of the paving project has been completed and the rest of the 1.7-mile project is expected to be done next year.
The project cost $47,050 for the one-mile section, and the remaining section will cost $47,800.
The trail was deteriorating because of damage from a pre-existing trail and tree roots.
The improved trail will offer a better experience for park visitors.
Withlacoochee River Park is 406 acres of forested park with a river, kayaking and boarding, trails, fishing, wildlife, RV parking and observation tower.
The park also holds several events annually, such as the Bay Area Renaissance Festival for several weeks in the spring.
Published September 13, 2023