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Pasco County to reopen more parks Saturday, but with restrictions

The parks are all on the county’s west side. It’s the second wave of county parks to open.
Anclote River Park in Pasco County will be reopening on Saturday, according to county officials.
Anclote River Park in Pasco County will be reopening on Saturday, according to county officials. [ Times ]
Published May 1, 2020

Pasco County is reopening more of its beaches and parks on Saturday — but with restrictions.

Last week, Pasco reopened 10 other parks to allow residents to walk, bike, run, hike or fish. But all of the county’s recreation complexes, community centers and playgrounds will remain closed, officials said.

These are the parks that will be opened. Officials say groups of more than 10 people will be prohibited, and that patrons must continue to practice social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Anclote Gulf Park, 2305 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday.
  • Anclote River Park, 1119 Baillies Bluff Road, Holiday
  • Eagle Point Park, 4499 Straub Memorial Drive, Port Richey
  • Moon Lake Park, 8985 Lake Drive, New Port Richey
  • Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, 4835 Green Key Rd, Port Richey

Sunwest Park at 17362 Old Dixie Highway in Hudson will also open on Saturday — but only to 100 vehicles at a time, including annual pass holders. Here are the rules for using Sunwest Park:

  • The park is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Patrons must drive to enter the park, there is no pedestrian access.
  • Groups will be limited to 10 or less.
  • Social distancing, staying 6 feet away from each other, is required.
  • There will be no life guards on duty.

Here is a list of all county parks that will be open as of Saturday:

  • Anclote River Park, Anclote
  • Anclote Gulf Park, Anclote
  • Aripeka Sandhills Preserve, Hudson
  • Boy Scout Preserve, New Port Richey
  • Crews Lake Wilderness Park, Spring Hill
  • Eagle Point Park, Port Richey
  • Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park, New Port Richey
  • Key Vista Nature Park, Holiday
  • Lake Lisa Park, Port Richey
  • Moon Lake Park, New Port Richey
  • Pasco Palms Preserve, New Port Richey
  • Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, Port Richey
  • Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, Hudson
  • Sunwest Park, Hudson
  • Upper Pithlachascotee Preserve, Spring Hill
  • Withlacoochee River Park, Dade City

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