One of the best highlights of the Tampa area is the pleasant weather almost year round and Tampa offers some great public parks that can allow you to enjoy the weather in a variety of ways. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best parks in Tampa, which feature something unique for everyone. Make it a point to visit a few of the parks on this list and the other parks run by the City of Tampa this spring and summer.
- Ballast Point Park 5300 Interbay Blvd. This park features boat ramps, grilling & picnic areas, playground and restrooms. The park dates back to the early days of Tampa and offers spectacular views of downtown. It’s also conveniently located to Bayshore Blvd and is home to Taste of Boston Restuarant.
- Copeland Park 11001 N. 15th Street. Located minutes from University of South Florida and Busch Gardens, this park is home to a seasonal pool, After School Activity Program, ball fields, fitness facilities, tennis/racquet courts & walking/jogging trails.
- Davis Islands Seaplane Basin 864 Severn Avenue. This park is a beach that offers a boat ramp and canoe launch, off-leash dog park, picnic area, and restrooms.
- Gasden Park 6901 S. MacDill Avenue. Adjacent to MacDill Air Force Base, this park features the 1.47 mile MacDill Trail which is part of Tampa’s Greenway Trails. In addition, to the trail there is a fishing lake, canoe launch, dog park, grilling & picnic areas, and playgrounds.
- Rowlett Park 2501 River Hills Drive. This parks offers ball fields, dog parks, a canoe launch, play courts, playground, tennis/racquet ball courts, street hockey and wheelchair softball programs.
To find additional parks or get more information about renting pavilions or joining the many programs offered you can contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 813-274-8211.