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It’s summer, so it’s time for family fun in the sun! Recently, we wrote about all the fun things you can do within the community as a WaterGrass resident. Today we want to focus on fun cheap or free family activities you can do in and around Wesley Chapel.

Every year, Family Friendly Tampa Bay rounds up all the fun, inexpensive family fun to be had in the Tampa area. From their roundup, we’ve pulled the top 7 activities near WaterGrass!

1. Free Kids Movies at Cobb Theatres

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Cost: Free
Where: 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
When: Tues-Thurs throughout the summer

See free movies all summer long! They have a great list of titles for their free series, including many popular movies from the past year. Check out the schedule, which includes hits like Trolls, The Secret Life of Pets, and more.

2. Drive-In Movie Fun at Joy Lan Drive In in Dade City!

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Cost: Free for 3 and under, $1 ages 4-9, $5 ages 10 and up
Where: 16414 US 301, Dade City, FL 33523
When: Wed-Sun, double features begin at 8:45!

What’s a summer without a trip to the drive-in! See a double feature, and be sure to follow these tips from Family Friendly Tampa Bay.

3. Summer LanePass at Pinchasers

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Cost: $14 for 15 games of bowling for students
Where: Pin Chasers, 6816 Gall Blvd, Zephyrhills, FL 33542
When: Pass on sale May 25-August 13, 2017. Games never expire.

Who doesn’t love a good game—or 15—of bowling. Students from kindergarten through seniors in high school are eligible to purchase a summer lane pass. And if you use up all of your games, you can reload $10 for 10 more games! This deal’s a strike!

4. Cool Off Ice Skating at the new Florida Hospital Center Ice

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Cost: $9.75 admission, $4.25 skate rental, or a Family 4 Pack for $40, including rental.
Where: 3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd., Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
When: Check their site for free skate times!

During the heat of summer, sometimes nothing sounds better than being surrounded by ice. This brand new facility offers four full-sized rinks and one kid-sized rink. It’s the largest hockey complex in the Southeast United States!

5. Free First Tuesdays at the Glazer Children’s Museum

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Cost: Free on the First Tuesday of the month from 12-7 PM. (Normally $9.50 Child/$15 Adult)
Where: 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Your kids will love exploring this interactive Children’s Museum that is only 30 minutes from WaterGrass. They can play at a water table, find buried treasure, charter a boat, make a storm, fight fires, shop at a grocery store and more!

6. Read Your Way to a Free Rays Game!

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Cost: Free
Where: Local Library and Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL

Visit your local library for a game card, complete the tasks, and earn a free ticket to a Rays game! While you’re at it, join the library’s summer reading club program and earn even more prizes for reading time.

7. Splash the Day Away at Sunwest Park

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Cost: $5 parking, $10 weekday/$15 weekend for Aqua Park, $10 for Kayak and Paddleboard
Where: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL 34667

You’ll love this new gem of northwest Pasco County. Enjoy the views of the beautiful white sand of the 70 acre spring-fed lake. You’ll find plenty for everyone to do, including renting a kayak or paddle board, splashing your way through the Aqua Park (an inflatable obstacle course), and more! A great day trip from WaterGrass.

Check out the complete list of cheap and free activities from Family Friendly Tampa Bay!

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We love the location of WaterGrass—in the heart of the growing, beautiful town of Wesley Chapel, Florida, just a short drive from Tampa, and surrounded by all the nature that we love to highlight within our community. And we love that families always have something fun to do in this area, packed with entertainment options. Would you like to live at WaterGrass? Make an appointment to visit today!

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Residents of WaterGrass love the sense of community at the WaterGrass Club. Throughout the year, the CDD hosts fun gatherings for community members. This past weekend, the WaterGrass Club hosted the Spring Fling, where residents and families had a chance to participate in an egg hunt, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, games and a special visit by the Easter Bunny. Check out a few photos below!

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This fun event is just one example of the neighborhood fun available at WaterGrass—the community also hosts annual events at the WaterGrass Club for Halloween, the Holiday season, and more. In addition to being the hub of community gatherings, the WaterGrass Club offers a resort-style pool, Jr. Olympic pool, fitness center, social gathering room, park, and sports courts for residents.

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When you live at WaterGrass, you don’t need to travel far to get to incredible beaches. And you don’t have to take our word for it—TripAdvisor recently released the 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards, and 3 Tampa area beaches landed in the top 4 of America’s Finest! One even ranked as one of the world’s top 5 beaches. Grab those sunglasses, sun screen, and suits—it’s time to take a trip to the beach!

The beaches that ranked included:


Siesta Key’s Siesta Beach

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Award: Number 1 in America, Number 5 in the world.

948 Beach Road, Siesta Key, FL

TripAdvisor review we love: “The secret is the sand, pure white, never hot on your feet and a long gentle slope to enter the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Everyone we introduce to this beach ends up coming back time and again.”

St. Pete Beach

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Award: Number 3 in America.

Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL

TripAdvisor review we love: “One of the beaches in Florida. Great place to swim, walk, boat, parasail, collect shells, hold a wedding, dine at a very good restaurant in your bare feet, or watch the sun set.”

Clearwater Beach

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Award: Number 4 in America.

Western end of State Road 60, One Causeway Blvd, Clearwater, FL 33767

TripAdvisor review we love: “Best views, sunsets, parking…everything is within walking distance, always entertainment on the beach boardwalk, playground for the kids, white sand, long pier with lots of pretty views of the area….so much to love!!!”


Winners were selected based on reviews and opinions on TripAdvisor. Awards are based on the quality and number of reviews and ratings from the past 12 months.

Would you like to live a short drive away from these gorgeous beaches? Make an appointment to visit WaterGrass and check out the available homes today!

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WaterGrass is fortunate to be located in the perfect spot—in Wesley Chapel, Florida, an incredible growing community just a short drive from Tampa. We are proud to be a part of Pasco County, the “Nature Coast” of Florida. Every year, Pasco County hosts the fun, family-friendly Pasco County Fair. We are looking forward to all the fun events, including a hypnotist, logging show, pig races, a one-man circus, competitive livestock, a rodeo, and tons of music, rides, and more.

What: Pasco County Fair
When: February 20-26, 2017
Where: Dade City, 36722 State Road 52

Check out their site for a full list of events and ticket info! 

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On Saturday, February 25, Watergrass Elementary School is hosting a 5K Run/Walk, and you are invited to participate! The 3.1 mile course starts at Watergrass Elementary School and runs throughout the beautiful community of WaterGrass. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female finishers and to the overall winners for each age group. The race will be chip-timed. Just in it for fun? Each runner will receive a goodie bag with a Watergrass Elementary race shirt and items from local sponsors. All proceeds support the school.

What: Watergrass Elementary 5K for our K5 and 1 Mile Fun Run
Where: Beginning at Watergrass Elementary School
When: Saturday, February 25, 2017. 5K starts at 7AM, Fun Run starts at 8AM.
Cost: $25 for the 5K, $15 for the Fun Run

Register: Register here by February 23

Residents of WaterGrass are fortunate to have an elementary school right within the community! WaterGrass students attend the highly rated schools of the Pasco County School District, including Watergrass Elementary School.

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It’s great to live in a community where you get the chance to celebrate holidays and seasons with your neighbors. At the WaterGrass Club, residents recently enjoyed a Fall Festival together hosted by the CDD. The event included a hayride, emoji ball toss, candy sand art, plinko, and a spin wheel. Children enjoyed making candy apple teeth with peanut butter and marshmallows, and everyone loved eating delicious Halloween snack mix and cotton candy.

Check out a few photos from the event!

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We love the location of WaterGrass within the booming community of Wesley Chapel, Florida. Residents enjoy easy access to I-75 as well as all the benefits of living near the restaurants, shopping, and entertainment of Tampa. And for those days when you are looking to enjoy local retail and daily-life resources, we are surrounded by convenience—with even more growth coming soon!

Residents at WaterGrass enjoy being near:

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1. Education. Residents love having WaterGrass Elementary School on-site, as well as the quality education at Thomas E. Weightman Middle School and Wesley Chapel High School nearby. And Pasco Hernando State College recently opened a beautiful new Porter Campus, which is just a short drive from WaterGrass.

2. Grocery. Walmart and Publix Super Market are both just 5 miles away (located off of S.R. 54).

3. Shopping and restaurants. Finding a place to shop or dine is never an issue for residents of WaterGrass, and it is only getting easier. Several dining choices are just down the road on S.R. 54. It’s wonderful to be so near the Grove at Wesley Chapel, located on 54 just a few minutes away, which includes Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Ulta, and more.

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4. Healthcare. In recent years, both Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel and the state-of-the-art Florida Hospital Health and Wellness Center opened, so residents have convenient access to health care and fitness options. And just this year, we were excited to open our on-site fitness center and the new 6-lane Jr. Olympic pool within the WaterGrass Club, so you don’t even have to leave the community to stay fit.

grove5. Entertainment. Aside from the entertainment offered constantly at the Shops at WireGrass, you’ll find nearby golf and tennis at Saddlebrook Resort and Spa, the Groves 16 Theatre and Cinebistro when you want to catch a movie, and of course, all of the sports, museums, and attractions that
are part of living near a big city like Tampa. You can also find amazing amenities throughout WaterGrass, including parks and playgrounds, basketball andtennis courts, and, of course, the WaterGrass Club, which includes a fitness center with a children’s playroom, a social gathering room, and the pool areas, which include a resort pool with a zero entry section, a splash zone, and lap lanes, a brand new Jr. Olympic 6-lane pool, as well as tropical landscaping and a large lanai and several shade structures off the pool areas.

Watergrass poolAnd even more exciting growth is coming soon! Just minutes away at Wiregrass Ranch, 2,720,800 square feet of retail space is planned. This includes the Wiregrass shops on 54, which is currently under construction. This retail strip center will include 12,600 square feet of new retail space.

There’s never been a better time to find your dream home at WaterGrass! Make an appointment to visit today to check out available homes and builders.

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We love the location of WaterGrass—in the heart of the growing, beautiful town of Wesley Chapel, Florida, just a short drive from Tampa, and surrounded by all the nature that we love to highlight within our community. And we love that families always have something fun to do in this area, packed with entertainment options.

Family Friendly Tampa Bay recently put together a comprehensive list of 99 free and cheap things to do for families in the area. We’ve checked out their incredible list and pulled a few of our favorites! See below for nearby family fun this summer that doesn’t break the bank!

1. Free Summer Kids Movies at Cobb Theatres in Wesley Chapel. 

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Cost: Free
Where: 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
When: Tues-Thurs throughout the summer

See free movies all summer long! They have a great list of titles for their free series, including many popular movies from the past year. Check out the schedule, which includes hits like Peanuts Movie, Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip, and more.

2. Drive-In Movie Fun at Joy Lan Drive In in Dade City! 

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Cost: Free for 3 and under, $1 ages 4-9, $5 ages 10 and up
Where: 16414 US 301, Dade City, FL 33523
When: Wed-Sun, double features begin at 8:45!

What’s a summer without a trip to the drive-in! See a double feature, and be sure to follow these tips from Family Friendly Tampa Bay.

3. Free Tuesdays at Glazer Children’s Museum

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Cost: Free on the First Tuesday of the month from 2-7 PM. (Normally $9.50 Child/$15 Adult)
Where: 110 West Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, FL 33602

Your kids will love exploring this interactive Children’s Museum that is only 30 minutes from WaterGrass. They can play at a water table, find buried treasure, charter a boat, make a storm, fight fires, shop at a grocery store and more!

4. Splash the Day Away at Sunwest Park

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Cost: $5 parking, $10 for Aqua Park, $10 for Kayak and Paddleboard
Where: 17362 Old Dixie Hwy, Hudson, FL 34667

You’ll love this new gem of northwest Pasco County. Enjoy the views of the beautiful white sand of the 70 acre spring-fed lake. You’ll find plenty for everyone to do, including renting a kayak or paddle board, splashing your way through the Aqua Park (an inflatable obstacle course), and more! A great day trip from WaterGrass.

5. Free Music at Rock the Park Tampa

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Cost: Free
Where: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
When: First Thursday of every month, 6:30 PM.

Downtown Tampa offers free monthly music concerts on the first Thursday of every month! You’ll love the lively atmosphere, the local talent, and the beautiful setting. And visit the two spray fountains to cool off on a hot summer day.

6. Read Your Way to a Free Rays Game!

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Cost: Free
Where: Local Library and Tropicana Field, One Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, FL

Visit your local library for a game card, complete the tasks, and earn a free ticket to a Rays game! While you’re at it, join the library’s summer reading club program and earn even more prizes for reading time.

7. Visit mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park

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Cost: $13 for adults, $8 for kids 6-12, 5 and under free
Where: 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee, FL 34606

Another fun and unique day trip—just 50 minutes from Wesley Chapel. This 538-acre park features a 400-seat submerged theater so you can take in a live mermaid show. You can also take a boat cruise, canoe, or kayak. And on Bucaneer Bay, you can enjoy a flume ride, white sandy beach, and a picnic in a beautiful pavilion.

And, as a WaterGrass resident, you’ll love everything that is right within the community for summer fun anytime—parks and playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and, of course, the WaterGrass Club, which includes a resort pool with a zero entry section, a splash park, and lap lanes, a brand new Jr. Olympic 6-lane pool, as well as tropical landscaping and a large lanai off the pool area.

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Are you looking for a new home? We can’t wait to see you this Saturday from Noon-3PM! Come ready to check out all of the fully furnished and professionally decorated models, and at each model enjoy a tour, food, and entertainment—including a magician, balloon artist, face painter, caricature artist, and more!

What: Cool Off at WaterGrass!
Where: WaterGrass Models, Wesley Chapel, Florida
When: Saturday, June 25, Noon-3 pm
Enjoy: Food, model tours, and entertainment, including a magician, balloon artist, a face painter, a caricature artist and more!

It will be a great opportunity to experience summer life at WaterGrass as if you’re already a part of our neighborhood, and see all of the homes available from our incredible builders. We have something for everyone, with homes available from the upper $100s to over $1 million.

And we have several move-in ready homes so you can find a new home without the wait! Then you can really cool off this summer at the WaterGrass Club pools—resort-style pool, children’s splash zone, and our new Jr. Olympic pool!

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In early June, we were pleased to host over 30 realtors from The Florida Properties Group of  Berkshire Hathaway at the WaterGrass Club for a breakfast and conference. Here they had the chance to bring together a few of their offices, as well as to learn about the exciting new events and happenings at WaterGrass, including the recent Club Expansion with a fitness center, gathering room, and Jr. Olympic swimming pool. They were able to tour both the Club Expansion and all of the decorated models available from our fabulous builders.

They also enjoyed time to talk about their four-year strategic plan and the values of Berkshire Hathaway. We were happy to host the realtors and to provide pastries, fruit, and coffee, and to learn more about this great company. Thank you, Berkshire Hathaway, for partnering with us for this event.

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We look forward to hosting more realtor events in the future!

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