A Soaring Celebration for Eagle Lake Park
With the sun shining and family members of the original homesteaders looking on, Eagle Lake Park was formally opened with the snip of a vine. Commission Chair Karen Williams Seel of the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners welcomed several hundred guests as dignitaries from Pinellas County, the City of Largo, and the office of Congressman C.W. Bill Young, shared in the celebration of nature.
At more than 163 acres, this new public resource offers a slice of tranquility in the midst of urban life. Cub Scout Pack 484 presented the colors and a flag flown over the capital in Washington, D.C., was donated by Congressman C.W. Bill Young to mark the occasion.
Eagle Lake Park is located in the city of Largo and is bordered by Belleair Road on the north, Keene Road on the east, McMullen Road to the south, and Lake Avenue to the west, with the main entrance at 1800 Keene Road. The park was purchased in two separate transactions from the Taylor family, early pioneers in Pinellas County who used the property for cattle grazing and as a citrus grove.
Amenities include a playground, six picnic shelters, fishing piers, three restrooms, a dog park, paved recreation trails, and 2,000 feet of boardwalk. The habitat of the park includes native vegetation, restored wetlands, and diverse local wildlife.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities and to get involved in the community, call (727) 464-3945. For more information about Pinellas County's parks, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/park.
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