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Crystal River Grows Despite Covid-19

Manatee Mural downtown Crystal River FL, explorida adventure center, swim with the manatee

The city of Crystal River is booming with changes and new businesses. From new restaurants and retail shops to a new Towne Square Park and continuation of the King’s Bay Riverwalk. Crystal River grows, despite the Covid-19 outbreak over the past year. Visitors and residents alike will delight in the new changes to the city of Crystal River.

Crystal River Grows the King’s Bay Riverwalk Construction

Riverwalk 2

In 2021, Crystal River is set to go into it’s second phase of construction for the King’s Bay Riverwalk. It should finish within the same year. Currently, the King’s Bay Riverwalk leads walkers and bicyclists along Crystal River’s downtown and waterfront area. On your way down the Riverwalk, you’ll pass many local hotels, retail stores and restaurants.

Kings Bay Park

Additionally, there are plenty of scenic overlooks. These outlooks are perfect for taking photos of the sun setting over the pristine waters of King’s Bay. The Riverwalk ends at the King’s Bay Park, a family-friendly area. The park is equipped with a children’s playground, picnic area, grills and pavilions. Also, water lovers can enjoy the fishing dock, pier and kayak launch area.

Crystal River Towne Square Park

This summer, the new Crystal River Towne Square construction of phase one completed. The beautiful new Towne Square features a fountain, walking trail and public restrooms. The Towne Square is in the center of the historic downtown Crystal River area on Citrus Avenue.


Next, city officials have begun planning the second phase of the Towne Square project. This phase will include an event lawn, children’s splash pad and an open area that ties into the historic pump house, water tower and crosstown trail into the Riverwalk. The funds have been secured and construction should begin soon. Once complete, the Towne Square Park will serve as a beautiful gateway into downtown Crystal River, drawing more visitors to the area and local businesses.

Crystal River Grows its Economy

St Johns

Additionally, the city of Crystal River gained a multitude of various new businesses. Some of the latest retail shops include, All About Nature in Heritage Village and Fishhook Outfitters on Citrus Avenue. The latest additions include new restaurants and bars. Downtown Crystal River now features St. John’s Tavern, KC Wine Shop and Kane’s Cattle Co. The popular Cattle Dog Coffee Roasters is now open in Heritage Village on the other side of Citrus Avenue.


Also, Crystal River grows along highway 19 with The Boil Yard restaurant. For those looking for waterfront dining, look no further than the new Waterfront Social. Waterfront Social is an upscale restaurant at the end of Paradise Point, overlooking King’s Bay. Furthermore, if you’re looking for some fun, check out the JAM indoor family entertainment center in the Crystal River Mall. The JAM amusement center features fun games for visitors. Guests can dine in at the Underground Cantina, which also features a full-service bar. 

In conclusion, the city of Crystal River grows in businesses and community projects. This growth adds to the overall charm of this wonderful area. The future looks bright for businesses, home building and tourism for the city of Crystal River in Citrus County, Florida!

Make the Move to Citrus County, FL

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