The Hernando County Recreation Department is dedicated to providing a quality leisure
activities for all our citizens. We strive to offer residents and visitors
opportunities for recreation and improvement of physical and mental
well-being, through programs and services that enhance their quality of
Our primary goal is to provide safe, clean and functional parks and
recreation facilities, and to assist in the planning and development of new
and improved facilities to meet the continued growth within the county. We
are committed to fulfilling our mission through visionary leadership,
individual dedication, and the responsible use of available resources.
Partner Summer Camps Posted 5/21/2013 Please see the attached registratiojn forms for the Eddie Looper Baseball Camp, HYL BUSA Soccer Camp & Tony Red Morrison Baseball Camp. Please note the payment requirements for these camps.
SUMMER CAMPS Posted 5/6/2013 Please complete the attached forms (notorization is required) - scan/email -or- fax to our office. We will call for payment (Visa or MasterCard) over the phone and then email a receipt to you as verification of registration and payment. Any questions you may call (352) 754-4031. THANK YOU for your interest & involvement in our summer programs!
Bluesapalooza Music Festival Posted 4/16/2013 Mark your calendar for September 21. Join us for a fun-filled day of GREAT MUSIC, dancing, food & craft vendors, beer, wine and FUN! NEW LOCATION - Hernando Park, 205 East Fort Dade Avenue, Brooksville, FL 34601. Open to the public from noon until 8p.m
Horace "Hi-C" Copeland Football Camp Posted 3/28/2013 Saturday May 18 / 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. - FREE!
Pre-registration is required - Register EARLY! - For ages 5-16 -LIMIT 300 CAMPERS.
Anderson Snow Park - 1360 Anderson Snow Road, Spring Hill.
* * * * Horace “Hi-C” Copeland” A World Class athlete and elite, high speed, deep threat NFL wide receiver has made a name for himself in both football and track and field. Copeland's ability to score touch-downs and run track has taken him around the world, and his remarkable talent, intensity and tenaciousness – is well documented from the Hall of Fame Halls at the University of Miami, to the National Championship Trophy Cases, to the National Football League with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders, etc.
WE THANK HIM FOR SHARING HIS TIME AND TALENT WITH OUR YOUTH. THIS YEAR THE CAMP IS BEING PROVIDED ENTIRELY FREE OF CHARGE! Register Early - only 300 spots are available
Reggae Vendors Needed Posted 3/8/2013 Hernando County Recreation Department is currently looking for an assortment of food, arts,craft and commercial vendors to come out and join us for a fun-filled day of entertainment. Saturday April 20, 2013. Linda Pedersen Park, open to the public from noon until 9 p.m
9th Annual Father Daughter Dance -We thank our Sponsors !!! Posted 1/9/2013 Harold's Auto Center, Attorney Frank Miller, My Gynecologist, Dave's Mobile Auto Detailing, Complete Technology Solutions, Wexler Orthodontics, Whiting Insurance, AME International, LRE Ground Services, PAW Fleet Tech and PAW Trucking, Publix Charities, Hungry Howie's Pizza, Gator Printing, Pepsi, Brooksville Dental Associates, Wal-Mart Supercenter, Checkers Drive-In Restaurant, Chick-fil-A, Walgreens. Only with your support are we able to provide such a huge event year-after-year. 400 in attendance each evening! We thank all the families in our community also for their support! Please show your gratitude to our sponsors, thank you.
Bark Island Event Fee Change Posted 12/26/2012 Effective January 26, 2013, the fees for the Bark Island Event held at Pine Island will be $7.00 for the first dog and $3.00 for each additional dog for those participants that bring more than one dog to the event.
Hernando Health Experience! Posted 11/26/2012 Be sure to check out HHE website to see all that is offered to you, your family, coworkers. Join as a team, save money, have great fun. TEN weeks of support towards getting healthier. www.hernandohealthexperience.com
We THANK our Sponsors! Halloween Harvest Festival Posted 10/18/2012 ONLY with the help of these fabulous local businesses are we able to provide this great (safe) Halloween event: Wagon Wheel, Crystal Motor Car Company, Lowe’s of Brooksville, Spring Hill Glass, Whispering Pines Dental Lodge, Dunkin Donuts US 19 & Spring Hill Drive, Stewart Tree, Publix –Brooksville, First Hernando Republican Club, Brooksville Kiwanis, Pepsi,
Brooksville Pulling, Nicholson Engineering, Wal-Mart Distribution Center.
~ ~ ~ ~ We simply can NOT thank them enough! Please patronize these wonderful organizations and thank them for their commitment to the community!
22nd Annual Halloween Harvest Festival Posted 10/18/2012 22nd Halloween Harvest Festival will be offered FOUR evenings: October 19/20 and October 26/27 Hernando County Fairgrounds 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. NEW: Masquerade Ball 10 /27 (9pm – midnight). On all evenings: carnival-type games, hay rides, haunted house, food, entertainment. Friday 10/19: pet masquerade. Saturday 10/20: costume contest for ages 0-12. Admission is free / individual pricing. For all information visit www.hernandocounty.us/parks_rec or call (352) 754-4031. Volunteers are always needed!
Bark Island 2012-13 Season Posted 9/6/2012 You and your furry friends are welcome at Pine Island, September through March - usually two Saturdays per month - 2 hours, early morning. Start Date is Sept 15th, 2012. See attached flyer for other dates.
Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier Closure Posted 9/6/2012 Effective September 6, 2012 the Hernando County Boat Ramp and Fishing Pier located at Lake Townsen Regional Park, 28011 Lake Lindsey Rd. (C.R. 476), will be closed until further notice due to rising water levels associated with heavy rainfall. For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 754-4027.
Bluesapalooza Vendors Needed Posted 8/16/2012 Hernando County Recreation Department is currently looking for an assortment of food, arts,craft and commercial vendors to come out and join us for a fun-filled day of entertainment. Saturday September 21, 2013. Linda Pedersen Park, open to the public from noon until 9 p.m
Bluesapalooza Music Festival Posted 8/14/2012 Join us for a fun-filled day of entertainment. Saturday September 22, 2012. Linda Pedersen Park, open to the public from noon until 9 p.m
Lake Lindsey Boat Ramp reopened Posted 8/14/2012 Effective August 13, 2012 the Lake Lindsey Boat Ramp located at Lake Village Lane, Brooksville has been reopened for small vessel launching. The public should use caution while becoming familiar with the depth of the water bodies from recent rains. For further information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 754-4027.
Halloween Harvest Festival Posted 7/18/2012 Hernando County Fairgrounds - FOUR nights of great Halloween fun. Every evening more than a dozen games, face painting, food, haunted house, hay rides & contests. Something for all ages, 6p - 10p. Fri. 10/19 PET MASQUERADE. Sat. 10/26 COSTUME CONTEST. Fri. 10/26 PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST. Sat. 10/27 MASQUERADE BALL 9p-Midnight. Click on event name (above) for more info.
Volunteers Needed ! Posted 7/18/2012 Bluesapalooza, September 22 - Halloween Harvest Festival October 19, 20 & 26, 27.
Tribal Belly Dancing for Kids - New Program! Posted 5/21/2012 Try this out during the summer. If they like ~ continue for the school year. Classes are offered year around. Tuesday evenings ~ Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Spring Hill. Great exercise, great fun!