Sims Park

New Port Richey, FL

This project consists of improvements to an existing 8.7-acre park in downtown New Port Richey. This project is a key site within the City and its improvement will impact many others. This riverfront park is the center stage of downtown and represents a major cultural, social, economic and environmental asset. It is the host site to many festivals and community celebrations throughout the year that are important to the City’s lifestyle. The Cotee River is a major asset for the City and it is accessible to the public along Sims Park. The Cotee “Blueway” can become a regional destination to supplement the City’s identity with festivals.

Improvements include play structures, observation platforms, shade structures, boat docks, landscaping, multi-purpose trails and sidewalks. A new playground area includes separate regions for different age groups, swings that accommodate ADA, specialized turf, restroom facilities, covered picnic facilities, lighting, and a fence enclosure.