NOW OPEN: The largest human-made Lagoon in the country

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A sand sculpture form Sandtastic Sand featuring a sea shell and turtle with the Mirada logo 

Mirada, a master-planned community by Metro Development Group, has officially opened its 15-acre Lagoon in Pasco County, Florida – the largest human-made lagoon in the country.

The Lagoon features crystal blue waters, soft-sand beaches, and a wide range of activities and programming, giving Mirada residents the opportunity to live a coastal lifestyle and enjoy the sun in the Tampa Bay area suburbs of Pasco County. 

To celebrate the opening of this local destination, MetroPlaces brought together local vendors, carnival attractions, and local entertainment to the white sand beaches of Mirada Lagoon. Thousands of residents and tourists attended two whole days of events with friends, family, food, and excitement.

Below is a recap of some of our favorite activities and a look forward to see how visiting the Mirada Lagoon is now one of the best things to do in Pasco County, Florida.


Water skiers stack up in a pyramid on the water  

Community events kick off with water skiing and jet packs on the crystal-clear Lagoon

Once inside the kickoff event, guests saw stilt walkers in full sea-themed costumes, a strolling comedian bringing laughter to the seashore, a bicycling juggler, and hula-hoop acts spinning with energy.

Guests also enjoyed numerous shows throughout the two-day celebrations, including a water skiing show (pictured above) and a hydro flight jet ski aerialist experience (pictured below).


The water jet pack show rises high above the crowds in the Lagoon 

A carnival opens on the Lagoon shore

Guests at the opening event were also welcomed in by a carnival at the front gates featuring entertainers in elegant sea-themed costumes.

From free cotton candy and popcorn to the view of the crystal clear Lagoon from the top of the ferris wheel, the carnival took this experience to the next level. Funnel cakes and midway games brought back childhood memories and added a unique twist for the whole family. The roller coaster, carnival slide, and merry-go-round brought joy to the Lagoon shore.


Titus O'Neil poses for a photo with the Lagoon life guards 

Titus O’Neil makes a splash in Pasco County

WWE World Ambassador and former American professional wrestler Titus O’Neil was the guest of honor at the opening weekend. He spent the weekend swimming and enjoying his time on the water, living it up in the Lagoon Lifestyle. He even spent time in a kayak and on the floating obstacle course!


Local band Soul Circus Cowboys on the Hub stage 

Live local music brings the community together

The energy was high at The Hub, the onshore entertainment area, with guests and residents jamming out to Pasco County favorites. Soul Circus Cowboys took the stage first and could be heard across the water. Other local favorites like Rich Sheldon and Jeff Jarrett rounded out the celebration.


Exciting amenities for the community for year-round fun

Mirada Lagoon is the location to bring the community together in Pasco County, FL, and the opening weekend was just the start. Locals and residents are welcome to come visit and discover this relaxing getaway with local food trucks, live entertainment, recreation and fun for friends and family every night of the week.

While we mentioned some above, a full list of community amenities at Mirada Lagoon include:

  • The Hub – event space for music, events and entertainment
  • Beach areas with complimentary beach seating
  • The SandBar – a resort-style swim-up bar
  • Gasparilla Island – a sandy beach island surrounded by shallow water
  • Inflatable floating water obstacle course
  • Cabana Cove – 21+ years old VIP area with its own bar and rentals including Aquabanas (floating cabanas), cabanas and loungers
  • Kayak and paddle board rentals
  • Food trucks
  • Activities like yoga, movie and trivia nights, sports watch parties and live music performances


Want to be part of the fun?

Book your day at Mirada now for a staycation to remember. And if you want to be within easy reach of the crystal clear Lagoon every day, check out to schedule a tour to find your dream home in the appealing community of Mirada.