It has been a busy summer in New Port Richey.
The Juneteenth celebration was fun and a success. The African American Club has already asked us to put next year’s event on the calendar.
Main Street Blast came together faster than I could have imagined possible and we had fireworks once again over Orange Lake to celebrate our nation’s independence.
The New Port Richey Main Street group hosted the Florida Main Street and Florida Trust for Historic Preservation Conference last week. Visitors from around the state seemed to enjoy themselves.
The Hacienda is starting to come back together and the latest target date for opening is by year end. It is nice to see drywall up in the lobby and dining room areas.
Both Keiser University and the city’s new parking garage are nearing completion. Earlier this month, we voted to purchase an 11 seat + wheelchair shuttle that will allow us to set up a loop between the parking garage and the downtown.
It is a busy time for city staff and the city council. We are working our way though the proposed budget, line by line. We anticipate reducing the millage rate again for this coming budget year.
The New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center is planning a Teen’s Night Out Pool Party on August 7th. Attendance is limited, so check the link out if you are interested.
The New Port Richey Recreation & Aquatic Center is going to be showing Disney Pixar’s Onward! on August 14th as part of our family movies in the park series. The movie will start at 8:30pm in Sims Park. Bring a blanket or chair.
Our Summer Spectacular event will be from 4-8pm in Sims Park on September 4th, which is the Saturday of the Labor Day Weekend.
Renovations continue on the New Port Richey Public Library. It is going to be quite nice once the dust settles.
The city is recovering from the pandemic with quite a few new businesses opening in just the past few months. Watch for that trend to continue.
It is an exciting time in New Port Richey.
Rob Marlowe, Mayor