Resident input sought for possible waterfront park on Alafia

Residents are invited to give their input into a proposal to create a waterfront park along the Alafia River.

The 28-acre park would include a fishing dock, trails, picnic shelters, parking, and restrooms.  Hillsborough County recently approved a contract to purchase the land from Mosaic Fertilizer for $2 million, 25 percent below its appraised value.

The proposed park is on the south side of the Alafia, about a mile east of Interstate 75. Construction is estimated to begin within two years.

An open house to receive public input will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Riverview Civic Center, 11020 Park Drive.

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