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Eagle Lake Park | By the numbers

Eagle Lake Park: By the numbers

A stinkbug rests on a purple thistle at Eagle Lake Park in Largo. The purple thistle, a thorny Florida native, draws many pollinators.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

A stinkbug rests on a purple thistle at Eagle Lake Park in Largo. The purple thistle, a thorny Florida native, draws many pollinators.

Eagle Lake Park, at 1800 Keene Road in Largo, had its grand opening Tuesday. It's the first new park in Pinellas County since Boca Ciega Millennium Park opened in 2001. Eagle Lake Park, named for bald eagles that used to nest in the area, has been more than a decade in the making.

163.2 Size of the park in acres.

1998 Year most of the land was acquired from the Taylor family, a Largo pioneer family.

1850 Approximate year the Taylors began homesteading the property.

$15,222,400 Total cost of land.

$8.4 million Cost of improvements. The money came from Penny for Pinellas, a Florida Recreation Development Assistance grant and a Southwest Florida Water Management District grant.

100 Percentage of native plants in a restored wetlands area.

3 Number of ponds.

2,000 Square footage of boardwalks over wetlands.

Eagle Lake Park: By the numbers 03/30/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 7:56pm]
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