Land O' Lakes is home to some of the best schools in the state of Florida. It is part of the Pasco County School District, which holds nine different schools (elementary, middle and high schools) for students in Land O' Lakes, as well as many other schools in neighboring cities. SunLake High School is the newest high school in Land O' Lakes. The Pasco County School District's 'vision' states that it desires to create a community which works together so that all Pasco County students will reach their highest potential. The district attempts to achieve this by ensuring that every school includes services and class sizes that can accommodate the many students that they encompass.
Adult education classes are also offered at night, and are quite a phenomenon among Land O' Lakes residents. High school students are also encouraged to participate in community, career and technical education, which feature classes regarding careers such as industrial, agricultural and technological.
Attractions/Points of Interest
There is no shortage of things to do in Land O' Lakes. In addition to being constantly surrounded by water and seemingly perfect weather it is also located near Tampa, which is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Florida. One of the biggest attractions in Tampa is Busch Gardens. This theme park is filled with roller coasters and rides, dining, and shopping, making it the perfect day trip for families. Adventure Island, which is down the street from Busch Gardens, is a twisting water wonderland that greets guests with four foot waves, to an endless surf pool.
The Florida Aquarium also provides a day of educational sea life fun, featuring creatures from the deep such as freshwater fish, river otters, and infamous Florida gators. Lowry Park Zoo compliments the Florida Aquarium in Tampa with over 1,500 different animals spread over 41 acres. The Zoo also features a small aquatic center, home to Florida's favorite manatees.
As for museum lovers, Tampa does not fail to provide. One of the most popular among locals is the Museum of Science and Industry. This fabulous museum, which features over 450 exhibits, is a beacon of scientific knowledge. The Planetarium introduces audiences to the stars, while the Hurricane exhibit offers visitors a glimpse of what a hurricane can really do. The Tampa Museum of Art houses more than 4,500 sculptures, paintings and other artistic pieces. It also has the largest collection of Greek and Roman pieces. The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is great for any theater devotee. The Center features shows year-round, as well as ballet and musical performances.
Sports teams are also abundant in Tampa, with Major League Baseball's Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers bringing crowds from all over to the Raymond James Stadium and it will also play host to Superbowl XLIII. The New York Yankees hold their spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field located in Tampa.
Parks and Recreation
Recreation is a huge part of life for the residents of Land O' Lakes. There are over 34 parks in Pasco County, including Wilderness Parks, Gulf of Mexico Parks, Boat Parks, pools and sports centers. The three parks have canoe access and feature canoe trails that are quite popular among residents. The parks themselves features dozens of amenities, including bike trails, camping, picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing access, boardwalks, tennis courts, volleyball courts and more! The Gulf of Mexico parks are situated on the ocean, so one can enjoy swimming off the stunning Gulf Coast year round. These beach parks are the most popular among residents, as well as the parks that feature fishing and boating access. In addition, Parks and Recreation hold a Summer Camp for youth that features arts and crafts, sports, field trips and other great summer activities. Parks and Recreation is also always in search of eager and knowledgeable volunteers to assist in the summer camp as well as the other's parks many features. Programs/Classes are offered to residents throughout the year as well, including classes centered specifically for seniors and for youth, as well as ongoing classes such as self-defense and line dancing.
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