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Citrus County Parks & Recreation to Host Open House Event

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on April 4, 2023

Citrus County Parks & Recreation will host an open house event on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

Citrus County Parks & Recreation to Host Open House Event

This event is a great opportunity to learn about the many recreation opportunities the division offers and supports for residents of all ages. The open house will be hosted at the Central Citrus Resource Center, located at 2804 W Marc Knighton Blvd in Lecanto, FL. This free event will be held from 12pm until 2pm.

“We’ll have booths for all of our departments,” said Izabela Simmons, a student in the University of Florida’s Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management Program, who is from Inverness. She is coordinating the event as part of an internship with Citrus County Parks & Recreation. “A lot of people aren’t aware of how much this department does,” she said. “We offer many programs, and most of them are free.”

Parks & Recreation staff will be on-site to share upcoming programs, including concerts, movies in the park, pool activities, community building rentals, and so much more. A food vendor will be available on-
site, as well, and it is a kid-friendly event, with a special kid’s corner for face painting.

“We operate thirty-one parks and facilities in Citrus County,” said Manuel Coimbre, Sports & Events
Coordinator, “plus we have five community centers we rent out to community groups for as little as five

One of the Parks & Recreation division’s most popular programs is its concert series. “We just had nearly
four-hundred people over to the Stevie Nicks tribute concert on March 18,” he said, “and our next concert
is a Stevie Wonder tribute on April 15. We have seven concerts scheduled for this year, including tributes
to the Doobie Brothers, the Doors, and Chicago this summer.”

The April 22 event will also feature live music from Barry Denham and Sandy Gioia. The duo are community favorites who participate at the Parks & Recreation open mic nights.
For more information about this and other Parks & Recreation events, call (352) 527-7540, or follow them
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