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.
Great care was given to the restoration of the land’s natural habitat during the park’s development. One key feature is a wetlands section on the western side of the park which has been restored with 100 percent native plants. The park is home to fox squirrels, numerous bird species, gopher tortoises and water turtles.
In keeping with the tradition of the land’s former use, much of the park’s amenities were built with a citrus grove theme. These include:
- 6 picnic shelters - reserve shelters online
- 3 restrooms
- dog park - follow dog park rules
- A paved 12-foot wide recreation trail
- Numerous shell paths for walking and enjoying nature
- 2,000 feet of boardwalks over restored wetlands
- Catch and release fishing permitted from designated areas only, no bank fishing allowed.
- 3 vending stations
The 163-acre park originally belonged to the Taylor family, one of the original pioneer families in Pinellas County. The Taylor's used the property for cattle grazing and as a citrus grove. The park comprises two parcels the county purchased in 1998 and 2006.