James E. Grey Preserve
James E. Grey Preserve is the largest of New Port Richey’s parks and protects 80 acres of swamps and uplands. People can explore the 1.3 mile river boardwalk and upland loop.
The preserve was purchased and designated by the City in 1997. After major renovations in 2007 to the trails and construction of the amenities, visitors can enjoy the ADA accessible dock and Kayak launch, 4 sheltered pavilions, restrooms, and boardwalk over the blackwater river leading to the observation deck, a choice fishing spot.
A donation by the Rotary Club of New Port Richey provided a playground to the Preserve in 2014. Their members include the son of James E Grey, who was the first child born in New Port Richey, in which the Park's name is dedicated.
Amenities & Features:
- 1.3 mile trail and board walk loop
- Observation Deck
- ADA Accessible Kayak/Canoe launch, open from Sunrise to Sunset daily
- Children’s playground
- Open green space
- Public restrooms at Trail Head
- Free parking
- 4 Pavilions (2 with grills)
For any questions or details about reservations, call the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center at 727 841-4560.