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Harvest Hope Park opens in Tampa's University Area

Posted at 5:58 AM, Nov 21, 2019

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — After five years of work, Harvest Hope Park is now open to the public, creating new and safe places for families to relax and play.

Harvest Hope Park features a 33-bed organic community garden where the produce is free to residents. There is also a teaching kitchen where residents learn new methods of cooking healthy foods.

You'll also find a new multi-purpose sports field, walking trails and a one-acre pond with dock, stocked with bass for fishing, at the park. As well as turtles, ducks and other wildlife.

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More than a year ago, volunteers helped build a new Kaboom! Playground on site, giving kids a safe place to play, as there are few sidewalks in the University Area.

The park also features sports equipment for adults.

There is a ribbon cutting at Harvest Hope Park on Thursday from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

You'll see park tours, cane pole fishing, youth soccer game, cooking demonstrations, painting with Prodigy Cultural Arts, garden seed planting, refreshments, music and more.