Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources

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.

Notice: The Pasco County Florida Department of Health has lifted the Swim Advisory at the South Beach of Sunwest Park. A Temporary Swim Advisory is still in effect for the North Beach at Sunwest Park. Water samplings were conducted and an advisory is in effect for the beach based on the freshwater bacterial indicators that have been recommended by the EPA. We apologize for the inconvenience. To find out more about the Florida Healthy Beach Program, please visit their website – www.floridahealth.gov/environmental-health/beach-water-quality.  

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It is the Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department’s responsibility to enhance the quality of life for Pasco County citizens – an element of the County’s Strategic Plan. This mission is accomplished by focusing on providing a balance of cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities along with protecting the County’s natural resources including land, air, water, and wildlife.

Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department
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These three departments operate on an approximate budget of $12.1M with funds allocated amongst eight programs listed below:

  • Fiscal
  • Construction
  • Community Outreach
  • Active Parks
  • Recreation
  • Passive Parks
  • ELAMP
  • Natural Resources Regulatory

With 124 full-time employees and an additional 88 seasonal employees hired annually, the department operates and maintains: 

  • 22 Active Parks
  • 13 Passive Parks
  • 3 Recreation Complexes
  • 5 Community Centers
  • 2 Swimming Pools
  • 117 Athletic Fields
  • 2 Public Boat Ramps
  • 4,600 Acres of Environmentally Sensitive Land
  • 15,000 Acres of Park Land, Trails and Open Space 

We also provide 121 recreational programs and 40 events per year including social events, instructional classes and summer and winter programming.

Let your voice be heard!  We invite you to share your opinion about funding these quality-of-life services by emailing us at: FundParksLibraries@pascocountyfl.net

View the Facility and Program Fees (PDF)

Youth Athletic Leagues
View the league contacts webpage for youth sports information.

The Pasco County Parks, Recreation, and Natural Resources Department currently offers adult softball leagues in Central and West Pasco. A variety of leagues are offered, such as Men's, Senior, Church and Co-ed, Leagues are offered on most weeknights at the following locations:

Land O' Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O' Lakes Boulevard, Land O' Lakes, 34639 (813) 929-1229.
Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road, Hudson, 34669 (813) 929-1220
 W H. Jack Mitchell Jr. Park
, 4825 Little Road, New Port Richey, 34655 (727) 376-8732

For more information on adult softball leagues at Land O' Lakes Heritage Park, please call 813-929-1229.

For more information on adult softball leagues at Veterans Memorial Park and W H. Jack Mitchell Jr. Park, please call 727-942-7439.

Policies and Fees

View the Facility Use and Program Fee Policy (PDF)

View the Facility and Program Fees (PDF)

Contact us at the following locations:

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Administrative Office:

4111 Land O' Lakes Blvd. Suite 202
Land O' Lakes, FL 34639

Keith Wiley, Director
Darlinda Lewellen, Office Coordinator

Ph: (813) 929-2760
Fx: (813) 929-2758

New Port Richey Office

7750 Congress St.
New Port Richey, FL 34553

Curtis Franklin, Program Manager
Mike Smith, Construction Project Supervisor

Ph: (727) 834-3278
Fx: (727) 834-3277

East Pasco Office

37301 Florida Ave
Dade City, FL 33525

Dennis Andrews, Superintendent
Larry Miller, Park Operator III
Kim Miller, Recreation Coordinator 

Ph: (352) 521-4182
Fx: (352) 521-4219