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Park Timeline of Events

History of the Park

Take a look at the timeline of events that led to this point. Our idea to create a park started with neighbors and has been continued through their efforts, along with the efforts from people like you! When people come together, anything is possible. Keep checking back to see what other great success stories we’ll create together for Carrollwood Village Park.

Ribbon cutting at Carrollwood Village Park

October 19, 2018

Ribbon cutting at Carrollwood Village Park

It’s been a long road, but we finally get to see the results of all of our hard work. Phase 1 is complete, so the park will be opening to the public on October 19, 2019! There is still a lot more in store though!

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Carrollwood Park Conservancy was established as a 501(c)3

June 29, 2018

The original “Friends of Northwest Regional Park” organized into a fully-fledged non-profit organization to make sure that they would be equipped and able to work with county partners and community resources to make this park the green heart of Carrollwood. Even though our incorporation date was April 13, 2016 everything was made official on June 29, 2018 when all of the nonprofit paperwork was finalized by the IRS and the State of Florida.

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Pre-Construction Open House at the Park!

March 6, 2018

The county invited anyone that was interested in learning more about the proposed amenities and timeline to visit the site before the more major construction tasks were underway.

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Demolition of the wastewater plant begins

January 16, 2018

The diversion pipelines have been in place for 12 months. Along the way, some aspects of the demolition were done side-by-side. However, the official construction began on Jan 16, 2018 with an anticipated completion in Spring 2018. During demolition, the treatment basins and facilities at the site were removed and heavy equipment such as hydraulic hammers, bulldozers, dump trucks and excavators would break down structures and remove the rubble from the site. Soil was then added to the affected areas so the land would be suitable for future use.

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Official park concept provided by Hillsborough County

April 18, 2017

Official park concept provided by Hillsborough County

Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation will hold a meeting to review a proposed park and amenities to be located at the site of the soon-to-be decommissioned Dale Mabry Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is the park concept provided by Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and presented at the town hall meeting.

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The wastewater diversion pipeline is under construction

September 7, 2016

The wastewater diversion pipeline is under construction

Residents in the Carrollwood area experienced some inconvenient road closures as pipeline construction was underway. The process included dewatering the area, digging trenches, installing the pipeline, backfilling and restoring the area. The pipeline construction and some aspects of the park construction were orchestrated to begin simultaneously. The treatment plant would be closed after the new pipeline was completed and tested. Originally, Hillsborough County Public Utilities planned to have a 6 month testing period, however this was changed to a 12-month testing period after Pinellas County Public Utilities had problems with their pipelines after an active hurricane season that resulted in flooding and wastewater leakage into Tampa Bay.

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Video released about the Northwest Hillsborough Wastewater Consolidation Program

May 4, 2016

Architect for the master planning of the park is hired!

February 1, 2016

Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation officially hired Woodruff Architects for Phase I Master Planning of the park.

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County held a public meeting to measure interest in the park

September 9, 2015

A public meeting was held at the Carrollwood Cultural Center to determine the community desire for a park and the different amenities for the proposed location. The Parks and Recreation Department presented the proposed project and updated the community on its current status. Hillsborough County commissioners proposed $400,000 be budgeted for the park for fiscal year 2016 in preparation for Phase 1 of the park so they would have the funds to purchase it from Public Utilities.

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Preliminary park concept made by the Carrollwood Park Conservancy (formerly Friends of Northwest Regional Park)

March 5, 2015

Preliminary park concept made by the Carrollwood Park Conservancy (formerly Friends of Northwest Regional Park)

Dreaming of a park with many unique amenities, the group of friends and neighbors dreamed up this original concept for the land.

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FONWRP Photo Shoot

January 23, 2015

FONWRP Photo Shoot

Some FONWRPers gathered at the Delwood facility for a professional photo to be used on the cover and for future stories about FONWRP and The Park Project. Photographer was Kevin Newsome. Also attending was BOCC Ken Hagen. During the informal meeting Mr Hagen requested a three-phase FONWRP Wish List. The committee planned to meet to discuss the wish list.

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Volunteers Tour the Delwood Site

December 8, 2014

Volunteers Tour the Delwood Site

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Friends of Northwest Regional Park (FONWRP) is organized

August 11, 2014

A group of neighbors came together to gather public interest in turning a wastewater treatment plan into a community park. Unsure what the name of the park would be, they called themselves the Friends of Northwest Regional Park.

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There are rumors that a nearby wastewater treatment plant would be getting decommissioned.

March 10, 2014

In the Spring of 2014, a few neighbors heard rumors that a wastewater treatment plant located in the heart of Carrollwood would be getting decommissioned. People started to wondering what the county would do with the land after they finished taking the plant offline. Residents didn’t want to see more housing development, grocery stores or retail shops taking its place.

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