Dade City is pushing ahead to make the Roy Hardy Trail more tourist-friendly. Officials gathered on March 10 for the groundbreaking of a new visitor’s information welcome center, to be located on the south side of Church Avenue, near the Hardy Trail multi-use trailhead.
The building, which is expected to open this summer, will include two family bathrooms that meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
The center will feature an open interior floor plan — allowing for vendor operations, area attractions, museums and art exhibits to host mobile displays.
The welcome center is part of a larger exterior space concept that envisions a bike-share hub with stations for parking, minor bicycle repairs and public resting areas for cyclists, and exercising pedestrians.
The visitor’s information center is being funded with the help of a $250,000 grant from the Pasco County Tourist Development Council.
Published March 17, 2021