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Pasco County Reopening Select Parks, With Coronavirus Guidelines

Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City is among several Pasco County parks reopening on a limited basis.
Withlacoochee River Park in Dade City is among several Pasco County parks reopening on a limited basis.

Pasco County is reopening select parks, preserves and nature trails on a limited basis.

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County officials on Tuesday said the patrons will be allowed to take part in essential recreational activities, such as biking, hiking, fishing or running.

Social distancing guidelines of 6 feet will remain in effect, and groups of 10 or more will not be permitted. Restrooms will remain closed.

The following parks will be reopened:

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


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The following public boat ramps remain open:

  • Anclote River Park, Holiday (restroom access)
  • Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, Hudson
  • Moon Lake Park, New Port Richey
  • Middle Lake, Dade City
  • Eagle Point Park, (kayak & canoe) New Port Richey


The Suncoast Trail, Starkey Boulevard Trail and Starkey Gap Trail remain open.

For more information, visit the Pasco County coronavirus website.

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