Our friends at Dunedin Park’s and Recreation did not reach out to us directly, however one of our Dunedin Goes Carting members received an e-newsletter from the city. The city’s e-newsletter contained some great information that we felt other golf cart owners would like to see and share. So here it is …from the city’s e-newsletter directly: They note at the bottom if you have any questions, feel free to contact Dunedin Parks & Recreation directly at 727-812-4530.
Golf Cart Access to Highlander Park
For the safety of everyone, golf carts are not permitted in or on city parks (including Highlander Park), green spaces, the Pinellas Trail or any other public lands except areas specifically designated for golf cart use. A designated golf cart path to access Highlander Park from the south is currently being developed. This path can be accessed from the Patricia Avenue Bridge and the Idlewild Drive pathway. The path will provide access to Harvard Avenue and Ed Eckert Drive parking lots (see map below or download map).
Golf carts should access all city parks (including Highlander Park), using city streets and park in vehicle parking lots. Parking lots are available for Highlander Park on Harvard Avenue, Ed Eckert Drive, next to the Dunedin Fine Art Center and at the Dunedin Community Center. To ensure safe interaction with park users, please do not drive in the grass areas, around the ball fields, up to the playgrounds or shelters, or on the sidewalks or trails. During special events, grass parking may be made available for both cars and golf carts. Please follow the appropriate event directional signage.
Access during Construction
Please note, however, the City of Dunedin Public Works and Engineering Divisions are currently under construction to pipe a portion of an open drainage ditch located along the southern portion of Highlander Park, just west of the Idlewild Subdivision. The construction began at the beginning of September and is expected to take several months. During this time, access to the park from Idlewild Drive and the bridge at Patricia Avenue will be closed (see map of park closure below). Access to Highlander Park is still available from the Community Center on Pinehurst or from the Ed Eckert Drive and Harvard Avenue entrances off Michigan Boulevard. After construction is complete, bicycle, pedestrian, and golf cart access to the park will reopen from the Patricia Avenue bridge as well as the newly constructed sidewalk to Idlewild Drive.
Contact Dunedin Parks & Recreation at 727-812-4530 or visit www.DunedinGov.com/golfcarts to read more about golf carts in Dunedin, permit application guidelines and other regulations.