Where to Park?
The main parking lot on North Course Lane in front of the Atrium and Fitness Center Buildings will be open for parking. Please remember that, since the firework display will not start until 9 or a bit after, well after sunset, it will not be legal to drive your golf cart home from the show.
The parking lot in front of the library will be open well up to the North Lakes Golf Pro Shop as shown above. If you park along North Pebble Beach, be careful not to block the sidewalk.
There will be snacks offered for sale next to the Pro Shop and the CA will be passing out free ice cream! Be sure to bring a folding chair and be careful to stay outside the taped area, well away from where the fire works will be shot; the Pro Shop will be closed. The Atrium Building (with its bathrooms) will be open.
Holiday Bus Schedule
There will be no HARTline bus service on Express and Limited Express Routes on Friday, July 3 or Saturday July 4. HARTPlus subscription customers must make a reservation for those days through Customer Service at 813-254-4278. For more information, go to www.goHART.org
Golf Cart Path to Bealls
A reader points out that the construction at South Bay Hospital has changed the golf cart path from Haverford Avenue to Bealls. Drivers must now make a right turn at the hospital end of Haverford and go around back of the hospital building, past the parking lots serving both Emergency Room entrances, and then on to the driveway extending out to Route 674 (Sun City Center Blvd) where the familiar golf cart path to Bealls can be accessed.
This is necessary because the entryway from 674 to the hospital is now a one-way street coming in. I recommend that golfers coming back from Bealls should simply reverse that path instead of driving on the old golf cart path in front of the hospital. Once construction gets started there I’m sure they will rope that off.(Thanks, Ella!)
Just as a side note, the golf cart path now leading to Bealls was installed a decade ago by the county and entirely at the county’s expense. A lot of people new to town may not have realized that the Bealls location was formerly occupied by Walmart. The county responded to demands by the residents at that time to provide a way to get to inexpensive medications, drugs and other necessities by means of their only form of transportation, their golf cart.
New Traffic Signal on 674
For Stoneham Drive and El Rancho Drive
I am advised that, as soon as the new traffic light becomes operational, it will signal the start of another legal crossing place on 674 for golf carts. (Thanks, Sam!)
The operative word in that last sentence is “legal” because, for years, the ‘official golf cart rule book’ showed that as a legal 674 crossing place. I am quite aware that many people, particularly in the St. Andrews community, are still relying on copies of that old rule book.
There is yet another feature to that new traffic signal. Have you noticed the large sign right beside the new lights as you drive east on 674?