All county governed parks and preserves are closed on December 25. (exception is Fort De Soto Park, which is open all year, excluding shelter reservations).
Parks & Preserves
The Parks and Conservation Resources department maintains more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves. Picnic shelters, camping, playgrounds, boat ramps and trails are among the many amenities enjoyed by our residents and visitors.
- Camping Reservations: Fort De Soto / Shell Key
- Boat Ramp & Beach Parking Permits
- Beaches & Beach Access
- Calendar for all Parks
- County Dog Parks
- Fort De Soto Park Brochure & Map
- Greenways Parks / Trail Locations
- Marina/Boat Ramps/Permits
- Managed Areas
- Parks Brochure
- Park Rules
- Pinellas Trail Guide and Closures
- Private & Special Events Information
- Volunteer in Parks and Preserves
Botanical & Historic Parks:
In the News:
As of July 5, 2017, we will no longer be accepting coins as a source of payment in all CALE machines. Madeira Beach will still be accepting credit card, coins, and bills as payment.
- Neighborhood Park / Park Finder
- Australian pines removal at Fort De Soto video
- Camping rules at Shell Key
- Navigational markers highlight trail communities
- Adopt-a-Park: looking to recruit groups of eight or more participants to adopt a county park, and perform at least four park-related service projects a year.
- Boat Ramp & Beach Parking Permit
- What is a No Mow Zone? - watch video - Learn why some areas of our parks are not mowed.
- Local Heroes Honored
- Parks Green Initiatives
- Beach Nourishment
- Rules / Permit for Filming in County Parks
- Parks and Conservation Resources Advisory Board
- Florida Species Field Guide - sample of what could be found in our parks.
For more information or questions:
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