ALL County Parks and Preserves will re-open to the public on Friday, September 22nd, with the exception of Ridgecrest Park, which will remain closed due to construction activity.
Visitors should avoid debris and downed trees and stay out of any areas that have been restricted from the public. Please report any issues to park rangers on site.
Beautiful Taylor Park consists of 156.5 acres, including a 53-acre freshwater lake.
Discover the sport of disc golf on a course set in the natural beauty of this park that also hosts a tree-lined 1.8-mile multi purpose shell trail and a small island that is accessible by a bridge and an open playing field.
Access to the nearby award winning Pinellas Trail was completed in the late 1990's.
- ball field
- boat ramp
- disc golf
- multi-purpose trail
- picnic area
- playground equipment
- seven picnic shelters & grills - reserve shelters online
Who was John S. Taylor?
Development of this park began in 1958.
This park was named in honor of John S. Taylor. A staunch supporter of Pinellas County’s independence from Hillsborough, Mr. Taylor ironically served as a Hillsborough County State Representative from 1905 until defeated in 1910 for his stand on creating a separate Pinellas. As a lobbyist attending the 1911 session of the legislature, he successfully assisted the effort for Pinellas independence in 1912. Mr. Taylor also served as a State Senator, Mayor of Largo, President of the Florida Citrus Exchange and as a Member of the State Citrus Commission. Not only was he one of the county’s landowners of vast acreage, he owned one of the most successful citrus growing and packing businesses in Florida.