Outdoorsy folks will have a new waterfront park to explore when the city of Dunedin opens Weaver Park. Sections of the park are already accessible, but an official ribbon-cutting event
will take place on February 5th starting at 3:30 p.m.
is on eight acres running alongside Alternate 19 just north of Main Street in downtown Dunedin.
"The property is perfect for a park because it's between the Pinellas Trail
and St. Joseph's Sound
," says Vince Gizzi, parks and recreation director for the City of Dunedin
. "It is an absolutely great location for picnicking, walking, fishing and putting your kayak in the water."
The park features a 725-foot pier, a bungalow rec center and picnic areas. Future additions to the park will include a kayak launch, pavilions and bungalows. A restroom facility will be opening in August or September of 2011. The park was funded by the state and Pinellas County
The Feb. 5 event will be "a sunset opening," Gizzi says. "We will have a reggae band and light refreshments will be provided." The Dunedin Pipe Band
will also be in attendance as will sail boating demonstrations and arts and crafts for children.
Weaver Park is at 2750 Bayshore Boulevard in Dunedin. Park hours are from 7 a.m. to sunset seven days a week. Jolley Trolley
Service is available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the intersection of Main Street and Highland Avenue.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: Vince Gizzi, City of Dunedin