Eagle Lake Park will NOT be opening early due to budget constraints
August 13, 2009
LARGO — Pinellas County’s new $23.6 million park will have something for just about everybody: nature trails, ballfields, a dog park, playgrounds, wetlands and citrus groves.
But don’t line up just yet.
While construction of Eagle Lake Park in Largo will be finished five months ahead of schedule, the county says it’s too broke to open it before April.
Officials say it would cost about $96,000 in operational expenses to open the park six months early. It’s money they say they are hard-pressed to find when next year’s budget already required $85 million in cuts.
So the 163-acre park will sit empty, fenced from the public. Read more