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Parks & Facilities
The City of New Port Richey offers 10 beautiful parks within its 4 square miles that are all free for the public to use. Many are located along the banks of the Pithlachascotee (or Cotee, as it's known by the residents) River, with boat docks and kayak launches. It's not uncommon to see dolphins and manatees swimming by, and a wide variety of native birds and other Florida wildlife along the banks. 

The James E. Grey Preserve is an 80 acre wildlife preserve that is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, and is home to 140 different kinds of birds. It also offers spectacular viewing opportunities for deer, wild boar, turtles, and manatees.

New Port Richey allows dogs in three of its major parks, and also offers a "dog park" specifically dedicated to our canine community's enjoyment.  Dogs are welcome in Cotee River Park, Orange Lake and Sims Park on a leash.  In the Meadows Dog Park, dogs are free to run off leash.  Please be sure to clean up after your dog. 

We invite you to experience the natural beauty of Florida and all it has to offer - right here in New Port Richey.

Click Here to View:   Sims Park Master Plan Presentation

( Please note this is a Large file and will take several minutes to open )

You may also download the file by clicking Download . Then right click the file dated 5-13-14.pdf and complete a Save As.

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Boat Ramp at Sims Park
5443 Main St., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
Located behind the Chamber of Commerce, the public boat ramp is a much-loved feature of our City for boaters from all over. There is no charge to use this launch.

Amenities & Features
  • Accommodates boats 25' to 30' at high tide
  • Public restrooms are open from sunrise to sunset
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • (2) Small Shelters are located in the river bank

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Cotee River Park
Grand Blvd., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
This three tenths of a mile long park was built with grant funding to create more public waterfront spaces for citizens. There is a lovely walking / running path along the seawall with plenty of shade provided by numerous trees.  Dogs on a leash are welcome in this park.

Amenities & Features
  • Paved riverfront walking path
  • Covered picnic areas
  • Benches
  • Free parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Dog friendly

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Frances Avenue Park
5580 Frances Ave., New Port Richey, FL Get Map

This park is a nice tranquil location that seems more rural than it actually is. With wide open grassy areas, a ADA accessible playground, covered picnic areas, and river access, it’s a great place for relaxing, hosting a family reunion, or your next community barbecue!

Amenities & Features:
  • The beginning of the Florida Canoe Trail
  • Playground
  • Public restrooms
  • Covered picnic areas
  • Parking area

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Grand Boulevard Park
Grand Blvd. & Riverview Dr., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
One of the City’s newest parks, this small pocket park is conveniently located right off Grand Boulevard and is a great place for parents and children to spend an afternoon together.

Amenities & Features:
  • Playground
  • Covered picnic shelter
  • Public restrooms
  • Riverfront view
  • Boat dock
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Parking area
  • Wheelchair-accessible

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James E. Grey Preserve
Plathe Rd., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
Here, 80 acres of Old Florida nature, with the Pithlachascotee River taking center stage, have been preserved for all to enjoy. This site is named after New Port Richey city pioneer James E. Grey, who died in 1985. The Preserve is part of the Great Florida Birding Trail, with 140 different kinds of birds. In addition, it offers spectacular viewing opportunities for deer, wild boar, turtles, and manatees.
Dogs are not permitted in this park.
Read a review of this park.

Amenities & Features:
  • Parking area
  • Restrooms
  • Canoe launch area
  • The end of the Florida Canoe Trail
  • 1/2 mile boardwalk through floodplain forest
  • Fishing pier
  • Large special event pavilion
  • Pavilions with grills
  • Florida Great Birding Trail
  • 2 miles of trails for hiking 
  • Geocaching location
  • Partially wheelchair-accessible
  • Wildlife viewing


Jasmine Park
Jasmine Dr., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
This is a very nice neighborhood park located right on the riverbank. The solid seawall and boat dock offer excellent fishing, cool breezes, and wildlife viewing.

Amenities & Features:
  • Picnic area
  • View of the river
  • Boat dock
  • Fishing


Meadows Dog Park
Larch Ln. & Meadowbrook Ln., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
A great dog park that also includes a basketball court and playground. Fun for all members of the family!

Amenities & Features:
  • Open sunrise to sunset
  • Playground
  • Basketball Court
  • Picnic Tables 
  • Public restrooms
  • Fenced dog run areas
  • Separate small and large dog areas
  • Potable water available
  • Dog friendly
  • Reviews of this park can be seen at Yelp!


Russ Park
Avery Rd. & Wedgewood Dr., New Port Richey, FL Get Map

This “boutique-size” pocket park is located near U.S. 19.

Amenities & Features:
Children’s playground equipment


Sims Park and Orange Lake Park
Grand Blvd. & Bank St., New Port Richey, FL Get Map
George R. Sims, one of New Port Richey’s earliest promoters, donated Sims Park (then named Enchantment Park) to the City in 1924. He died in 1954, and in accordance with his instructions, he was buried about 50 feet from Orange Lake without a tombstone - just a redbud tree to mark the spot. (However, his remains were moved to a cemetery some years later.) Sims Park is protected by New Port Richey’s very first ordinance, and because of Ordinance One, Sims Park will remain the people’s park forever.  Dogs are welcome in Sims Park and around Orange Lake on a leash. 
More history can be found here.

Amenities & Features:
  • Boat dock
  • Band shell / amphitheater
  • Riverfront walk
  • Children’s playground
  • Open green space
  • Public restrooms 
  • Free Wi-Fi hot spot, courtesy of Gulfcoast Networking Inc.
  • Free parking
  • Covered Shelter
  • Paved paths
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Dog friendly

?Dog Friendly Parks
?Meadows Dog Park
Cotee River Park
Sims Park
Orange Lake

While City parks are free to use, the City also offers facility rentals for parties, events, family reunions, and other social gatherings.

Reservation Forms for the Following Facilities:
Peace Hall
Frances Avenue Park Shelter
Grey Preserve Shelter
Recreation and Aquatic Center
Recreation Center Meeting Room
Sims Park Shelter

Please submit your completed form to:
City of New Port Richey Parks & Recreation Department
6630 Van Buren St., New Port Richey, FL  34653    
Ph: (727) 841-4560