- Parks & Recreation
Parks & Recreation
Welcome to a Small Town Done Right! The City of Inverness offers residents and visitors a full calendar of events each year and an expansive park system.
The Depot hosts festivals, events and a bi-monthly Market.
The Depot District is located along the Withlacoochee State Trail, 46-miles of recreational trail perfect for bikes and walking.
Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks parks are waterfront parks located along the Withlacoochee Trail that are open year round. There are also birding trails and camping sites nearby at Potts Preserve and Fort Cooper State Park.
Whispering Pines Park is 290-acres of natural beauty with three walking trails, an olympic size swimming pool, splash pad, tennis, disc golf, baseball and pavilions.
The City is home to the renovated Valerie Theatre Cultural Center. The Valerie Theatre dates back to the 1920s silent movie era, but was beautifully restored into a modern performing arts center with a calendar of entertainment including concerts, plays, variety shows, exhibits, comedy and more. Find more information at ValerieTheatre.org.
The Historic Old Courthouse Museum is home to the Citrus County Historical Society and houses special collection exhibits and hosts a number of special events throughout the year. The iconic building is known for its copper cupola and clock face on all four sides. It also has been made famous for being part of the 1961 Elvis Presley movie Follow that Dream. More information at cccourthouse.org.
Calling all foodies, this downtown has culinary delights for all tastes. There are fine European style dining establishments, award winning coffee shops, savory Italian restaurants, wood fired pizzerias, a farm-to-table café, down home-comfort food spots, pubs and an old Florida style diner. There is also a wide variety of shopping options from antiques, apparel, accessories and bike shops.
Woody WorleyDirector of Parks and RecreationPhone: (352) 726-2611 ext 1321
Sherry BechtelAssistant Director of Parks and RecreationPhone: (352)-726-2611 ext 1303
Kristi BrownPrograms CoordinatorPhone: (352) 726-2611 ext 1312
Hannah SpittlehouseProgramming & Events SpecialistPhone: (352) 726-2611 ext 1304
Bobby MalkeValerie Theatre CoordinatorPhone: 352-726-2611 ext. 1601