Sims Park: New Port Richey’s Historical Park

At Pettit Pools we install pools all across the Tampa Bay area, including New Port Richey. New Port Richey is a vibrant city filled with history. One of the most charming aspects of the city is Sims Park. Sims Park is located in the heart of downtown New Port Richey.

In 1924 George R. Sims donated Sims Park to the city. At the time Sims Park was called Enchantment Park but the name would later be changed. Thirty years later in 1954, George Sims passed away and was buried in Sims Park with only a redbud tree to mark his grave. Later his remains were moved to a cemetery, but the redbud tree that served as tombstone still remains. Originally the park had a wooden playground that the community had come together to build. The playground was rebuilt for safety purposes in 2012. It features a splash pad that is open year round. Leashed dogs are allowed, making it a great place for walks.


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