The Seminole Boulevard park complex now features two ponds, an asphalt trail, hundreds of trees and, coming soon, a skate park.
Bayhead Ponds, a new park complex located just outside of downtown Largo, had its official grand opening on Thursday with not one but two ceremonies. The event began with a ground breaking for the new skate park that will be built near the existing basketball court at the Bayhead Sports Complex. It will replace the old skatepark that was torn down to make room for the new Highland Rec center last year. “We have been without a skate park for a year and a half, but you won’t have to wait much longer,” Largo Parks, Recreation and Arts director Joan Byrd said. “We expect this to be open by early summer…and we’re really excited for it.” The second part of the evening was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Bayhead Ponds. According to parks…
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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- Jared Leone
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 …