Green Key Beach At Rees Memorial Park in New Port Richey, FL.
Green Key Beach in New Port Richey-
Florida was once known as Deer Island, and was homesteaded by Cora and J. G. Brown in the early 1920’s. The construction materials for their new home were ferried across from Manor Beach because there wasn’t a road going out to Deer Island. The road was built in the 1930’s to connect it to the mainland.
However, Green Key Beach At Rees Memorial Park as it came to be known has had an interesting and controversial history over the years with failed development; tons of sand brought in and washed away a few months later; public help in filling the beach- certain things were not allowed like garbage, stumps, auto bodies, appliances, tin cans, etc. Green Key Beach in New Port Richey is now a pretty place with picnic shelters and viewing walkways in the mangroves.
Furthermore, Green Key Beach is now in the Robert K. Rees Memorial Park; Mr. Rees was instrumental in getting Green Key saved for the New Port Richey community when he served on the county commission. Mr. Rees died in 1992.
The beach can be found at the west end of Green Key Road, which you can find on US Highway 19 in the heart of New Port Richey, FL.
Be sure to visit Green Key Beach and Robert K. Rees Memorial Park if you visit the area. And, if you’re looking for a home in the area? Give us a call. We have been selling real estate in New Port Richey-Florida for 20+ years. We know the neighborhood – all of them.
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