Friday, March 1, 2013
Construction of the skateboarding park is expected to start in about a month and should be complete by summer, according to officials.
Greg Brown hears about it almost daily from his own son. When is the skate park going to be finished? Well, city leaders officially broke ground for the construction of the Bayhead Skate Park, which will be just north of the basketball courts at the Bayhead Complex Thursday. Brown, superintendent of Largo’s parks, said the city still needs a modification to a permit and is waiting for approval from the Southwest Water Management District. The permit process should be finished in a few weeks, he said. Then the construction can start. It should take about 10 weeks before the finished product, including a bowl, stairs and rails, are built. The nearly 9,000-square-foot park will be free and open for use by skateboarders and BMX riders by …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The official opening of the Largo rainwater retention park, complete with fish release, is set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Bayhead Complex, 375 Seminole Blvd.
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Thursday, February 28
Turtles basked on grassy banks. Ducks, both muscovy and mallard, waddled, sat and swam nearby. Soon the water will be stocked with fish. The official opening of Bayhead Ponds, a stormwater retention park, complete with fish release is set for 5:15 p.m. Thursday at Bayhead Complex, 375 Seminole Blvd. A recreational trail, with park benches and tables is part of a city stormwater improvement project. Two drainage ponds provide rain water treatment for about 163 acres in the West Bay Drive area. An irrigation system and landscaping, including 500 trees, for the park is also part of the $700,000 project. The meandering asphalt trail connects to the neighborhood sidewalk system and along Seminole Boulevard. The pathway circles two ponds at the …
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Largo's skate park will be reconstructed at the Bayhead Complex off of Seminole Boulevard.
The design and construction of a skate park at the Bayhead Complex was approved on Nov. 20. Last December the Largo City Commission approved relocating the city's skate park to the Bayhead Complex because of construction at the Highland Recreation Center. It will take about eight weeks to construct the park, Largo Parks Superintendent Greg Brown said. The approximately 12,000-square-foot skate park will be designed for bikes and skateboarders. It will be located just north of the basketball courts at the Bayhead Complex. The park will have several new concrete features, including a dry swimming pool, which is one of the "hottest" items out there, Brown said. The selected skate park design by Misiano Skate Parks will use at least four …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
A group of environmentally conscious students recently adopted and cleaned up Largo's newest park.
Walking around the Bayhead Complex ponds during summer camp near downtown Largo, eighth-grader Dylan Bonneface realized how much trash was in the water. "Many people in society don't realize how much we pollute the world. I think it's important to clean up the earth before it gets too late," Bonneface said in a phone interview. As a part of Largo Middle School's 4-H club, Bonneface decided the ponds would be the perfect cleanup project, and he approached the City of Largo's Parks Department. Park Superintendent Greg Brown thought the cleanup was a great idea. "The ponds went from 'I don't even want to look at it' to perfectly clear," Brown said. A group of students from Largo Middle School's 4-H club, with club adviser Kathy Madzimbamuto, …
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The Largo City Commission weighed in on a proposed drainage and trail project near West Bay Drive.
Downtown Largo could have a new recreation trail by the end of the year. The proposed recreation path would be part of stormwater improvements in the West Bay Drive area. The walkways would go around the water treatment ponds. The downtown drainage ponds are located near the Bayhead Sports Complex. The ponds provide about 163 acres in the West Bay Drive area with stormwater retention and treatment. The current drainage system was installed in 2000 and needs to be replaced, said City Engineer Leland Dicus. The proposed replacement drainage system would also provide irrigation and a recreational trail with a total cost of about $700,000. The Largo City Commission discussed the project at its Aug. 21 regular meeting. Commissioner Curtis …