Please help us keep Pinellas County Parks safe, clean, and fun for all to enjoy. Most county parks provide parking, restroom facilities and drinking fountains. Some neighborhood and beach access parks do not have restroom facilities.
- Parks open daily from 7 a.m. until sunset. Daily closing times are posted at each entrance.
- Do not drive or park off pavement; parking allowed in designated spaces only.
- Grills are to be used only for cooking and with charcoal only.
- Shelters and their amenities (grills, trash cans, tables) are to be used by the reserved party only. Ft. DeSoto Campground Catalog
- All refuse, waste, and trash shall be placed in disposal containers where provided. Where no disposal containers are provided, or where the containers provided are full, all refuse shall be carried away by the user and properly disposed of outside of the county-owned or managed land.
- Playgrounds and outdoor fitness equipment are age specific, please follow posted guidelines.
- Amplified music or sound shall not travel beyond fifty (50) feet of the shelter or group.
- Pets must be caged or leashed with a leash no longer than six feet and shall not be left unattended.
- Pet owners must remove pet waste. Dog park information
- Pet owners must comply with Pinellas County Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14.
- Fishing and swimming allowed only in designated areas. Hunting is not allowed within any county park.
- Horseback riding allowed only in designated areas. See Brooker Creek Horse Trails information or the Walsingham Horseman's Association / Pinellas County Park Rules.
- Fishing licenses - check for required license. Each park has its own rules on if or where to fish.
- Commercial use, special events, contracted vendors or camping without approved permits
- Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages
- Balloons filled with helium, air, or water
- Pinatas, confetti, aerosol string, chalk, Nerf guns, pools, water guns, or water slides
- Nails, tacks, staples used on any park structure or tree
- Open fires or frying of any kind
- Feeding, disturbing, or removing wildlife, plant life, natural materials (sand, pine straw, etc.) or historic artifacts
- Release or transplant of any animals or plant life
- Pets on beaches, boardwalks, fishing piers, playgrounds, and picnic tables, or in restrooms and concession areas
- Pets and smoking in Preserves (Brooker Creek, Weedon Island, and Shell Key)
- Bikes and food items on boardwalks; beverages for hydration are acceptable
- Motorized vehicles on grass, trails, boardwalks, etc. (golf carts, scooters, go-carts, dirt bikes, etc.)
- Remote controlled devices (drones, planes, cars, trucks, or boats)
- Hammocks, zip lines, slack lines, repelling or any other apparatus attached to trees
- Grills, glass, or campfires on beaches
- Metal detection - except on beaches; all dug holes must be filled
- Toys or sports equipment which discharge projectiles (bows/arrows, paint guns, slingshots, etc.)
- Washing or performing maintenance on vehicles; excludes emergency maintenance
The department reserves the right, within the confines of applicable law, to limit other activities within any county-owned or managed land when, at the department's sole discretion, an area is deemed unable to support such activities.
All provisions of this article may be enforced by all authorized law enforcement officers and all personnel authorized by the administrator or designee.