Sims Park in New Port Richey was buzzing with excitement Monday night! Senator Joe Biden joined the list of candidates who have visited this park in Pasco County for an election rally. George W. Bush spoke here as well, during his election campaign in 2004. And before that, Vice President Dan Quayle held a rally here in 1992. Biden visited New Port Richey October 27th, as the first stop on his 3-day “Early Voting for Change” campaign. Rumor has it that Sarah Palin will be there tomorrow speaking. The democratic vice presidential nominee asked the crowd to take the opportunity to use the early voting that Florida offers. Several public libraries and county offices are open across the state for early voting, and lots of folks are lining up to take advantage of it.
Sims Park is on the corner of Grand Blvd. and Bank Streets, in the center of New Port Richey’s charming downtown facing the waterfront. New Port Richey is a small city on the Pithlachascottee River, just north of Pinellas County. The historic downtown, with shops & restaurants to browse through, is home to the Richey Suncoast Theater. Topped with a golden dome, the theater dates back to 1926, when it opened with a silent film. It is now used for community theater. New Port Richey has many small affordable homes, as well as some larger older homes along the river. Surrounding areas include Trinity, with many newer homes and subdivisions. Looking for New Port Richey real estate offers many options. And maybe a chance to catch an event at Sims Park!