Speed limit changing on James L. Redman Pkwy; Plant City Parks & Recreation to host fishing derby, youth basketball league.
Speed limit changing on James L. Redman Pkwy
In the interest of safety after studies done on the specific section of roadway, the speed limit on James L. Redman Parkway between W. Prosser Drive and Alexander Street will be lowered from 45 to 40 miles per hour.
The change is already in effect, beginning on Nov. 9, following a safety study done by Plant City’s Traffic Operations Department
“The change was enacted because the original speed limit had been set around 1992,” Plant City Police sergeant Alfred Van Duyne said. “Of course, that was way beofre the level of development and the number of people traversing that area that we have now and that at least needed to be studied.”
Van Duyne added that a five-year study showed 186 car accidents in the effected stretch of road, with a majority of them being attributed to aggressive driving.
Plant City Parks & Recreation to host fishing derby, youth basketball league
On Nov. 13, the Plant City Parks & Recreation Department will host the Fall 2021 edition of their 24th Bi-Annual Fishing Derby event. The event is open to all boys and girls ages five to 15. The derby will be held at 1500 S. Park Road from 8:30 to 10:30, with award presentations to follow at 10:45 a.m. The event is free of charge and all participants will need to bring their own pole and bate, a five-gallon bucket for their catches and all anglers are required to be accompanied by an adult.
Pre-registration is preferred prior to the derby, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 11, however participants will be able to register on-site the day of the event from 7:30 to 8:15 a.m. Online registration forms are available at PlantCityGov.com or you can obtain a form and more information by email at email@example.com or by calling 813-659-4255. Fill out the required forms and return by fax, email, postal mail or hand delivered to Kristen Self (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Parks & Recreation administrative office, 1904 South Park Rd, Plant City FL 33563.
The PCPRD/Optimist Youth Basketball Program is also still registering players for its 53rd season.
All local kids throughout six age groups — co-ed 8-9, boys 10-11, girls 10-12, boys 12-13, girls 13-15 and boys 14-16 — are eligible to participate. Age is determined as of March 3, 2022 and a birth certificate is required for registration.
Games will be played in gyms at Tomlin Middle School or at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center. The season will run from early January to the end of February, with games primarily taking place on weeknights for all age groups, and possibly Saturday mornings for the co-ed 8-9 age group.
Registration costs $37 and covers all expenses, including a jersey and supplemental accident insurance.
Registrations will be accepted through Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 4:30 p.m. by postal mail or in person at the Parks & Rec Department’s administrative offices, 1904 S. Park Rd.
The department is also still in need of coaches and referees for all age groups.
Registration forms, along with more info, are available by email at email@example.com or by phone at 813-659-4255.