Honoring military veterans is the focal point at this park with a landscaped Memorial Center featuring five plaques with official armed forces flags that commemorates each of the military branches of the United States. Also featured at the Memorial Center is an equatorial sundial. It was engineered exactly for the latitude and longitude of this site. The dial is made of granite and the gnomon (pronounced NO-mun) is made of stainless steel. The sundial is actually a miniature earth. Lit avail. at sundial.
Cruise the boardwalk and nature trail for great views and educational information, do a little fishing, romp at the playground or launch a canoe.
The Army tank on the right is a 4-man tank of the Korean War era (also known as the "Walker Bulldog" for Gen. Walter Walker) from Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg, PA, manufactured in 1953 by Cadillac/GMC. US Rep. Wm. C. Cramer acquired this surplus 45,000-pound tank in 1970 for display at the park.
- boat ramp (fee charged)
- boardwalk, nature trail
- canoe trail
- historic interest
Restroom UpdateAs an additional cost-saving measure, some restrooms in county parks are closed weekdays. However, facilities near most popular user areas remain open during all hours of park operation.All restrooms in county parks will be open on weekends. See park diagram for details
- playground equipment
- five shelters & grills - Reserve Shelters Online
War Veterans' Park consists of 122 acres, located on Boca Ciega Bay with access to the Gulf of Mexico. The park was donated to the county as surplus federal property in 1963. It is built adjacent to Bay Pines Veterans' Hospital grounds and official dedication was April 1974. Memorial Center is an equatorial sundial, designed and produced by the Sundial Division of Erickson Memorial Company, Denver, Colorado.