Robert K. Rees Memorial Park

Robert K. Rees Memorial Park, 3503 Green Key Rd
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Less than two miles west of the traffic that buzzes along U.S. 19, and behind the motels and strip malls that border it, is a piece of heaven where one can take a moment or spend a day away from a busy life. Green Key, known in times long past as Deer Key, was originally a mangrove island a short distance off the Gulf Shore west of New Port Richey. In the 1930’s a home was built on the island, and the owners submitted plans to subdivide the property for development. A causeway to the mainland was built, and a man-made beach was created to make the property more attractive to investors. When a storm washed away the beach, plans fell through.

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Faces Mural, New Port Richey, Florida

New Port Richy, Florida is a suburban town on the west coast of Florida NW of Tampa


I live in central Florida in Pasco County northwest of Tampa.  Today I’m sharing a beautiful mural in New Port Richey.  There are murals on several of the downtown buildings, and they are fun to explore. My favorite is the one at the corner of Main and Bank Street, entitled, “A 1920’s Day on the Pithlachascotee River,” by Keith Goodson, because it uses local people’s faces on the 1920’s characters.  The building is on the right in the photo below. The mural starts with signs on the left side facing Main Street. The mural wraps around the health dept. building and down the sidewalk of Bank Street on the right.


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