The Depot District brings together the City’s lakefront parks in a fresh and walkable design connecting Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park, which are situated along the Withlacoochee State Trail.
The Depot District opened in late 2019 and unveils a terraced lawn overlooking Lake Henderson, playground, waterfront gazebo and an open-air pavilion all located in Liberty Park. There is also a tower stage and a plaza along the lake created as an additional location for entertainment.
It’s a short walk or bike ride (2-minutes, 0.2 miles) on the Withlacoochee State Trail to neighboring city park, Wallace Brooks. This park will unveil as a boater-friendly park with fishing and rowing tournaments and activities in the summer of 2020.
The Withlacoochee State Trail, runs through the Depot District and offers a great place to park your bike and stroll through its historic downtown filled with restaurants, shops and pubs. Inverness is one of a handful of cities that holds the designation as a Florida Trail Town. This designation states Inverness, “is a place where trail users can venture off a hiking, biking, equestrian or paddling trail to enjoy the amenities and unique heritage of the community, benefiting the town economically and socially.” The downtown is bustling with cafes, restaurants, pubs, antiques and shops and welcome cyclists and trail users year-round.