Tarpon Springs Parks and Recreational Facilities

A. L. Anderson Park

The park was named in honor of  Alphonse L. "Andy" Anderson, a former mayor of Gulfport and a Pinellas County Commissioner. Mr Anderson was sensitive to the preservation of local water ways and the marine environment. The 128 acre park, known simply by the locals as Anderson Park, has long winding boardwalks and nature trails, great for hiking or just taking a stroll. Bring along Fido if you like as a dog park is available for pleasure romps. A play ground keeps the kiddies happy. There are restrooms, nine picnic shelters, fishing access from many areas and a boat ramp if you prefer fishing offshore. Alligators can be seen as well as an occasional otter. The park has a hilly terrain and wooded areas. It overlooks Lake Tarpon and Salmon Bay. A. L. Anderson Park is located at 3969 US Hwy 19 N., Tarpon Springs, just south of the entrance to downtown Tarpon Springs.  

Images of A. L. Anderson Park
Anderson Park Boat Ramp

Fred Howard Park

Fred H. Howard Park was named in honor of Mr.Howard, a former mayor of Tarpon Springs who also served as city commissioner. It was his work that helped secure the property for the park. Upon entering the park there is a ball field to the left. As you make your way down the winding path you pass picnic shelters along the way; nine total. Two playgrounds and six restrooms are available..A mile long causeway reaches into the Gulf of Mexico where the sunbathers, and fishermen congregate. At the end of the causeway, one of the nicest beaches of Pinellas awaits your bathing pleasure. Fred Howard Park attracts people from not only Pinellas, but Manatee, Hillsborough and Pasco Counties as well. The park is located at 1700 Sunset Dr. and is west of Florida Ave.

Fred Howard Park
Fred H. Howard Park...A Best Kept Secret
Video of Howard Park

Craig Park

Craig Park is located on Spring Bayou, west of Pinellas Avenue and is the heart of many activities throughout the year. Each year the events become larger and more numerous providing old fashioned neighborhood charm on a grand scale.

Craig Park...Sunset
Craig Park...Under The Live Oak
Craig Park Boat Ramp

Splash Park, Dog Park & Fitness Park
(Safford Ave. and Live Oak St.)

Anclote Key Preserve State Park

Anclote Key Preserve State Park

Kyak Trip

Paintings and History of...
 Anclote Key Lighthouse

North Anclote River Park
(550 Old Dixie Highway)
Images of Park

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is located at 400 S. Banana St., west of Pinellas Ave. It is a park dedicated to the sports enthusiast containing facilities for softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and tennis. It also has a shuffleboard and a playground for the kiddies.

Dorsett Park

Dorsett Park is located at 500 E. Harrison St.. A friendly neighborhood park for sport lovers. There are restrooms and a concession stand as well.

Riverside Park

Grab your tennis racket and head on over to Riverside Park. You might prefer a game of soccer. A concession stand is provided.

Sisler Fields

Sisler Fields is located at 551 Meres Blvd. It is a small park offering baseball and softball fields.

This Page Created February 3, 2011
Copyrighted 2011- Linda Flowers     Updated: 10-19-2014
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