Portion of Starkey Park Equestrian Trail Closed From Oct. 22, 2018 Through Feb. 14, 2019
FOR RELEASE: Oct. 17, 2018
PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (Oct. 17, 2018) – Beginning Monday, Oct. 22, a portion of the equestrian trail at Starkey Park will close for a project by Tampa Bay Water to improve water levels and ecological function at Bonnet Lake.
Construction crews will install a 12-inch pipe to divert water from Grassy Prairie to Bonnet Lake. For the safety of trail users, access to the closed section will be prohibited.
The trail will remain open to the north and south of the construction area and will be accessible to trail users (see attached map). Signs will be placed at trail closure locations with a map to help trail users navigate the closure area.
Work is expected to take approximately four months and the closed area of the trail is expected to reopen in February 2019.
Residents can follow the project’s progress by monitoring Tampa Bay Water’s Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates. Residents with specific concerns or questions can call the dedicated construction hotline at 866-INFO-H2O (866-463-6426).
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.5 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water member governments include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. To learn more, visit www.tampabaywater.org.