Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources

COVID-19 UPDATE: 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.

Out of an abundance of caution 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.

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance to discourage gatherings of 10 people or more, Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources will close the beaches at the following parks starting March 20, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. until further notice:

•    Anclote River Park
•    Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park
•    Robert K. Rees Memorial Park
•    Sunwest Park

Boat ramps at Anclote River Park and Robert J. Strickland Memorial Park will remain open. Day use at our parks, open spaces and trails will continue to remain open unless otherwise noted. Recreation complexes and community centers remain closed until further notice.

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.