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It's National Take A Walk In The Park Day, enjoy a stroll in one of these Tampa Bay Area parks

Friday, March 30th is all about walks in the park
Posted: 8:19 AM, Mar 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-30 12:19:33Z

Need a good excuse to get out of the office on this beautiful Friday in Tampa Bay? Here it is! Today, March 30 is National Take A Walk In The Park Day!

So, we came up with a list of places you can take a stroll in Tampa Bay. 

Hillsborough County

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park - A Tampa landmark featuring grassy areas along the Riverwalk of Tampa. 

Al Lopez Park - City park featuring sheltered picnic areas, nature trails, a playground and two ponds (one for fishing).

Cypress Point Park - Enjoy the ocean breeze on the boardwalk of this oceanfront park that also has hiking trails, dunes, picnic shelters and a canoe dock. 

Ballast Point Park - A beautiful waterfront park offering a splash pad for the kids, a cafe, a pier, picnic areas and a playground. 

Centennial Park - You can even check out an art studio at this park. Enjoy recreational areas and picnic areas. 

Gadsden Park - A major city park with a lake, sports fields, picnic areas, dog area, playground and trails for jogging. 

Water Works Park - Cool off at this riverfront park with a splash pad for kids, an open green space and a playground and picnic areas. 

Lettuce Lake Park - Located northeast of Tampa, check out this beautiful boardwalk and enjoy birdwatching, canoeing, a fishing dock, picnic tables and bbq grills for lunch. 

Find more Hillsborough County parks by clicking here.

Find more City of Tampa parks by clicking here.

Pinellas County

Fort De Soto Park - Enjoy the beach at a park that features camping, trails and a historic fort in a vast park spread over connected islands. 

Wall Springs Park - Enjoy the bayou views, walking paths and an observation tower and playground. 

Lake Seminole Park - Walk the trails of this wildlife sanctuary and enjoy water sports and picnic shelters. 

A.L. Anderson Park - This park features a dog park with walking trails and picnic spots, plus a boat ramp and fishing access. 

Phillippe Park - A harborside park with a historic Native American mound, a playground, fishing and more. 

Sawgrass Lake Park - A swamp conservation area with a mile-long boardwalk and a 1/2 mile dirt path for wildlife observation.

Find more Pinellas County parks by clicking here.

Pasco County

Withlacoochee River Park - More than 400 acres of forested park with a river, offering trails, fishing, wildlife and an observation tower. 

Wesley Chapel District Park - Walking path and playgrounds for all. 

Crews Lake Wilderness Park - Hiking trails and a short paved bike trail with playground, wooden tower, athletic fields and more.

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park - Camping, nature viewing, fishing and more offered at this park in Pasco County. 

Moon Lake Park - More than six acres with a large lake. A small boat ramp is located in the park for kayaks and canoes and small engined boats. Enjoy lunch in the picnic areas. 

Find more Pasco County parks by clicking here.