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County to waive $5 fee at Fort De Soto Park for Saturday bash

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$5 fee at Fort De Soto Park waived Saturday for bash

Visitors to Fort De Soto Park on Saturday can keep their $5: The county has decided to waive the parking fee.

Saturday is the park's 50th anniversary and the county is planning a big celebration, rain or shine. County officials initially decided to make entry free, but only before 10 a.m. On Tuesday, the commission voted to waive the fee the entire day. The proposal, from commissioner Norm Roche, initially met resistance, as Pinellas would lose an estimated $19,000 in revenue, but the board ultimately voted unanimously to support it.

Saturday's festivities start at 9 a.m. with a sea oat planting, followed by a rededication ceremony and a water ski show at 10:30. After the show, a group of kayakers will paddle out to the north tip of the park to plant more sea oats. On shore, there will be music, a barbecue and exhibits from Tampa Bay Watch and other groups.

County to waive $5 fee at Fort De Soto Park for Saturday bash 05/07/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 11:23pm]
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