Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources

COVID-19 UPDATE as of 3/30/20: Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources takes the health and well-being of our residents and team members seriously, and is committed to following current Florida Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

In an abundance of caution, and as part of Pasco County’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 as outlined by federal and state-issued recommendations, Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources is closing all parks, beach areas, and nature preserves until further notice.

All county boat ramps are open, which include boat ramps at: Anclote River Park, Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park, Moon Lake Park, Middle Lake, and Eagle Point Park (canoe and kayak access only). The Suncoast Trail, Starkey Boulevard Trail, and Starkey Gap Trail are open. Recreation complexes and community centers remain closed until further notice.

Also, to ensure the safety of our employees and residents, all events, activities, youth and adult sports leagues, special event reservations, pavilion rentals, camp/RV grounds, cabin rentals, field reservations and any other reservations at Pasco County Parks have been canceled until May 1, 2020. Reservations through March 19th will be honored. All others will be refunded. 

Due to recent facility and field closures, we are happy to issue a refund for previously reserved amenities. Please email your refund request to: Please include name, address, facility name, amenity reserved and date reserved.  If you would prefer to request your refund by phone, please contact: Starkey Education Center at 727-834-3474.

For the latest updates, please visit the Pasco County Closures, Cancellations and Postponements webpage regularly. Up-to-date information regarding Pasco County Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources is also being posted on Facebook, Twitter, and our Parks website.

As a reminder, The CDC encourages reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses by practicing everyday preventative actions, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for Pasco County citizens by providing a balance of athletic, recreational, cultural and educational opportunities, and by protecting the County’s natural resources including land, air, water, and wildlife.