“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Port Richey in Pasco County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Sims Park

Sims Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, June 15, 2013
1. Sims Park Marker
Inscription. Originally named Enchantment Park, it was renamed December 16, 1924, to honor George R Sims, early developer of New Port Richey and donor of the park and clubhouse. His wife, Marjorie, was the first Chasco Fiesta queen. The Civic Club, organized in 1916, has occupied the clubhouse since 1924. The bandstand, built in 1925, has been the site of much entertainment and politicking. The two-room Seven Springs schoolhouse, moved in 1981 and renovated by the West Pasco Historical Society, houses a museum. The Hacienda Hotel, a 'boom time' establishment frequented by movie stars and celebrities in the early days, adjoins the park.
Erected 1982 by Pasco Board of County Commissioners and the Historical Preservation Committee.
Location. 28° 15.102′ N, 82° 43.26′ W. Marker is in New Port Richey, Florida, in Pasco County. Marker is at the intersection of Circle Boulevard and Grand Boulevard, on the left when traveling north on Circle Boulevard. Click for map. Warning: At a complex of one way streets that are not necessarily well marked. Bank Street and Sims Lane are also bordering. Marker is in this post office area: New Port Richey FL 34652, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oelsner Mound (approx. 1.6 miles away); Pine Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Elfers School (approx. 2.2 miles away); West Elfers Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Elfers (approx. 2.9 miles away); The Baker House (approx. 2.9 miles away); Seven Springs (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Port Richey.
Also see . . .  Info on Sims Park. (Submitted on July 27, 2013, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
Categories. 20th CenturyCharity & Public Work
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 57 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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