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Land O' Lakes park improvements delayed

Pasco County commissioners on Tuesday tossed out contractors' bids to refurbish the Land O' Lakes Community Park, which means the six-month project will be delayed a month or two while the bidding process starts over.

Officials have big plans for the park at 5401 Land O' Lakes Blvd., including adding lighting to the football field to allow night games for leagues. A new practice field is to be built, too.

The refurbishment was delayed because the three lowest bidders for the project failed to include new playground equipment in their submittals.

Staff recommended that commissioners reject the bids and start over.

Apparently, the county's proposal wasn't specific about requesting the equipment. The equipment was to be installed at a new playground along with some of the equipment from the old playground. The details of that were ambiguous. The county has since updated the proposal.

In addition to the playground, the $2 million project will include a new concession stand with restrooms and a meeting room, a maintenance building, an expanded parking area, a multi-purpose court with lighting and a multi-purpose trail, said Martha Campbell, administrative services manager.

The park dates back to the 1960s.

Land O' Lakes park improvements delayed 02/14/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 14, 2014 5:38pm]
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