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Explore Clearwater’s 110 Parks and Rec Facilities

Did you know that Clearwater boasts seven community parks/recreation centers, 24 neighborhood parks, 29 environmental parks, 23 open space parks and 27 special facilities?   Together, these 83 park sites and 27 facilities – such as the McMullen Tennis Complex, Jack Russell Stadium, and Eddie C. Moore Complex – range in acreage from 0.11 to 160.6 acres.

That’s a grand total of 1,874.84 acres of green space – more than any other Florida city of similar population!

Having moved to Clearwater in 1985, I never even heard of some of these 110 parks, let alone visited them, but I made it a personal mission to drop in on Every. Single. One.

To that end, I took along my dog, Amber, because she loves being outside and sniffing just as much as I do. Okay, well, I don’t sniff as much as she does, but both of us enjoy the sights, sounds and scents of all that Clearwater’s nature has to offer.

And by the way, Amber has her own Instagram account at @amberinclearwater – which highlights tons of our park visit pictures. We’ll be posting some select photos in a separate post on Colorful Clearwater as well – just in case you can’t be bothered with one more social media channel.

And it’s also important to note that some of the parks do not allow dogs, such as Clearwater Beach, Sand Key Bridge Park and Moccasin Lake Park –  to not scare the raptors kept there.

So unfortunately, Amber had to pose on the outskirts of the boundaries at those.

But that’s okay…there were still plenty of interesting things to sniff there too.

And we both spotted our very first Clearwater peacock at one …

Amber, of course, from the car window.

I’m hoping you are inspired by our snapshots and can visit some of the parks too. You’ll soon discover your favorites and want to return for picnics, strolling or just letting go of stress.

I’ve already gotten lots of exercise and have lost a significant amount of weight! I’ve also found myself happier with more energy – side benefits of getting outside and exploring.

Before you go, however, make sure to check out the Clearwater Parks & Rec website at www.myclearwaterparks.com to see what amenities each location has to offer.

Some have restrooms and some do not – very important if you’ve just consumed three Grande cups at Starbucks.

Other popular offerings include dog parks, playgrounds, trails for walking, biking and horseback riding, sports facilities, pools, shelters and the list goes on and on…!

Clearwater residents (and visitors) sure do love our recreation!

Like Amber and me, you just may discover some hidden gem you never knew about before – your new happy spot!

Parks Inventory
7-Jul-20
# TYPE SITE_NAME Address Zip Acres
1 Community Clearwater Beach Rec Complex 69 Bay Esplanade 33767 4.13
2 Community Countryside Community Park 2640 Sabal Springs Dr 33761 22.76
3 Community Crest Lake Park 201 Glenwood Ave 33756 38.35
4 Community Morningside Rec Cmplx 2400 Harn Blvd 33764 7.73
5 Community N Greenwood Rec & Aquatic Cmplx 900 Martin Luther King Jr Ave N 33755 5.91
6 Community Ross Norton Rec Complex and Ed Wright Park 1426 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave 33756 47.87
7 Community The Long Center 1501 N Belcher 33764 15.78
Sub-total Community Parks 142.53
1 Environmental Allen’s Creek Park 1281 Hercules Ave 33764 24.54
2 Environmental Alligator Lake Park 1111 McMullen Booth 33759 20.00
3 Environmental Bayview Park 3050 Gulf-To-Bay 33759 4.41
4 Environmental Clearwater Public Beach 160 Gulfview Blvd 33767 44.83
5 Environmental Cliff Stephens Park 901 Fairwood Ave 33759 48.00
6 Environmental Cooper’s Bayou Park 709 Bayshore Blvd 33759 8.89
7 Environmental Cooper’s Point Park 3411 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd 33759 160.58
8 Environmental Cooper’s Point Park -West 3350 Gulf -to-Bay Blvd 33759 113.40
9 Environmental Courtney Campbell Causeway Courtney Campbell Pkwy 33759 46.61
10 Environmental Cypress Bend Park 2619 Winding Wood Dr 33761 17.36
11 Environmental Cypress Point Park 2236 Cypress Point Dr E 33763 3.35
12 Environmental Glen Oaks Park 1345 Court St 33756 27.74
13 Environmental Glen Oaks Park North 1345 Court St 33756 3.94
14 Environmental Glenwood Park 617 Glenwood Ave 33755 1.31
15 Environmental Kapok Park 2950 Glen Oak Ave N 33765 36.75
16 Environmental Lake Chautauqua Equestrian and Nature preserve 2271 Landmark Dr 33759 27.04
17 Environmental Lake Chautauqua Park East 2312 Landmark Dr 33759 41.10
18 Environmental Lake Chautauqua Park South 2195 Lake Shore Dr / 2190 Soule Rd 33759 5.87
19 Environmental Lake Lucille Park 1700 Long St 33755 6.79
20 Environmental Memorial Causeway Memorial Causeway 33767 24.60
21 Environmental Moccasin Lake Nature Park 2750 Park Trail Ln 33759 52.77
22 Environmental N Clearwater Nature Park 3050 McMullen Booth Rd 33761 30.32
23 Environmental Prospect Lake Park 100 Prospect Ave S 33755 7.34
24 Environmental Sand Key Bridge Park 951 Gulf Blvd 33767 2.68
25 Environmental Sand Key County Park 1060 Gulf Blvd 33767 104.29
26 Environmental Spring Lake Park 2152 Belcher Rd 33763 6.36
27 Environmental State Street Park 1971 State St 33755 6.29
28 Environmental Townplace Park 22600 US 19 33765 10.98
29 Environmental Well Site (Lake Chautauqua Park South) 2300 Lakeshore Dr (Lake Chautauqua South) 33765 3.21
Sub-total Environmental Parks 891.35
1 Neighborhood Bay Park on Sand Key 1551 Gulf Blvd 33767 3.55
2 Neighborhood Belmont Park 1535 S Greenwood Ave 33756 2.69
3 Neighborhood Charles Park 2015 Broadway Ave 33755 1.00
4 Neighborhood Charter Oaks Park 2001 Charter Oaks Park 33763 1.14
5 Neighborhood Cherry Harris Park 1141 Beckett St 33755 2.54
6 Neighborhood Coachman Ridge Park 1400 Old Coachman Rd 33765 9.90
7 Neighborhood Country Hollow Park 2724 Brattle Ln 33761 4.90
8 Neighborhood Del Oro Park & Ream Wilson Trailhead 401 McMullen Booth Rd 33759 24.16
9 Neighborhood Edgewater Dr Park 1920 Edgewater Dr 33755 6.77
10 Neighborhood Forest Run Park 3450 Landmark Dr 33761 20.90
11 Neighborhood Garden Avenue Park 1010 N Garden Ave 33755 0.21
12 Neighborhood Mandalay Park 532 N Mandalay Ave 33767 5.02
13 Neighborhood Martin Luther King Jr Park 1201 Douglas Ave 33755 1.00
14 Neighborhood Marymont Park 1900 Gilbert St 33765 5.73
15 Neighborhood McKay Playfield 605 N Mandalay Ave 33767 1.68
16 Neighborhood Montclair Park 1821 Montclair Ave 33763 4.90
17 Neighborhood Northwood Park 2860 Enterprise Rd 33761 1.00
18 Neighborhood Plaza Park 317 Pennslyvania Ave 33755 1.23
19 Neighborhood Soule Road Park 2191 Soule Rd 33759 4.92
20 Neighborhood Station Square Park 612 Cleveland St 33755 0.40
21 Neighborhood Sunset Sam Park at Island Estates 205 Windward Passage 33767 0.41
22 Neighborhood Valencia Park 2050 Hercules Ave 33763 3.70
23 Neighborhood Wood Valley Rec Center 2800 Park Trail Ln 33759 1.56
24 Neighborhood Woodgate Park 2495 Countryside Blvd 33763 9.48
Sub-Total Neighborhood Parks 118.79
1 Open Space Park Ann Circle Park Ann Circle & Howard St 33756 0.40
2 Open Space Park Atrium Park 1707 N Fort Harrison Ave 33756 0.30
3 Open Space Park Bay Esplanade/Eldorado Median Bay Esplanade Dr & Eldorado Dr 33767 0.26
4 Open Space Park Bay Esplanade/Narcissus Median Bay Esplanade Dr & Narcissus Ave 33767 0.15
5 Open Space Park Bayshore Trail 200 & 300 N Bayshore Blvd 33759 3.68
6 Open Space Park Cedar Groves Park 2089 Montclair Rd 33763 1.54
7 Open Space Park D. D. Davis Park 2307 Landmark Dr 33759 3.75
8 Open Space Park Drew Plaza Park NW corner Drew St & Hercules Ave 33765 0.36
9 Open Space Park Harding Plaza Park Harding St & Hercules Ave 33765 0.38
10 Open Space Park Hibiscus Lake Park 1111 Kings Hwy 33755 2.29
11 Open Space Park Hillcrest Park 1430 Maple St 33755 3.45
12 Open Space Park Lake Hobart South Park 440 Baker Ave 33755 0.87
13 Open Space Park McLennan Cir. McLennan St & Hamlet Ave 33756 0.22
14 Open Space Park Missouri Ave (DOT) 1380 Friend Ave 33756 10.30
15 Open Space Park Overbrook Park 1834 Overbrook Ave 33755 2.39
16 Open Space Park Ridgewood Street Open Space Area 1550 Ridgewood St 33755 2.55
17 Open Space Park Salls Lake Park 2935 St Croix Dr 33759 2.21
18 Open Space Park Skycrest Park 1755 Cleveland St 33755 2.54
19 Open Space Park St Croix Park 3000 St Croix Dr 33765 2.83
20 Open Space Park Sunburst Park 400 Sunburst Court 33755 0.11
21 Open Space Park Sunset Point Rd Playfield 1865 N Old Coachman Rd 33765 3.38
22 Open Space Park Terrace Lake 2129 Marilyn St 33765 2.55
23 Open Space Park Welcome To Clearwater Park 3141 Gulf to Bay Blvd  SR 60 33759 0.75
Sub-Total Open Space Parks 47.26
1 Special Facilities Carpenter Field & Spectrum Stadium 651 Old Coachman 33765 40.54
2 Special Facilities Chi-Chi Rodriguez Golf Course 3030 McMullen Booth Rd 33761 130.68
3 Special Facilities Clearwater Country Club 525 N Betty Ln 33755 105.62
4 Special Facilities Clearwater Executive Golf Course aka The Landings 1875 Airport Dr 33765 78.75
5 Special Facilities Clearwater Marina 25 Causeway Blvd 33767 12.53
6 Special Facilities Coachman Park & Bayfront Tennis & Memorial parks (Imagine Clearwater project) 301 Drew St 33756 22.00
7 Special Facilities Countryside Sports Cmplx 3060 McMullen Booth Rd 33761 12.36
8 Special Facilities Eddie C Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 1-4 3050 Drew St 33759 24.52
9 Special Facilities Eddie C Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 5-7 2998 Drew St 33759 41.34
10 Special Facilities Eddie  Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 8-9 2780 Drew St 33759 5.00
11 Special Facilities Enterprise Dog Park 2671 Enterprise Rd 33761 20.44
12 Special Facilities Frank Tack Park 1967 N Hercules Ave 33763 16.86
13 Special Facilities Henry McMullen Tennis Cmplx 1000 Edenville Ave 33764 20.75
14 Special Facilities Jack Russell Stadium 800 Phillies Dr 33755 11.20
15 Special Facilities Joe DiMaggio Complex (includes Art Capogna Field) 420 Old Coachman Rd 33765 32.32
16 Special Facilities Kings Hwy Rec Ctr (Artz 4 Life) 1751 Kings Hwy 33755 5.58
17 Special Facilities Lawn Bowls & Shuffleboard Cmplx 1040 Calumet St 33755 5.50
18 Special Facilities Magnolia Street Dock 201 N Magnolia 33756 0.06
19 Special Facilities Northeast Coachman Park 1120 Old Coachman Rd 33765 18.32
20 Special Facilities Phillip Jones Field & pking lot 1190 Russell St 33755 6.20
21 Special Facilities Pier 60 Park and Parking Lot 1 Causeway Blvd 33767 10.23
22 Special Facilities Ruth Eckerd Hall & parking 1111 McMullen Booth Rd 33759 21.70
23 Special Facilities Sailing Center 1001 Gulf Blvd 33767 3.84
24 Special Facilities Seminole Docks 201 Seminole St 33755 5.75
25 Special Facilities Sid Lickton 714 N Saturn Ave 33755 16.84
26 Special Facilities Turner Street Dock 3 Turner St 33756 0.30
27 Special Facilities Walter C Campbell Park/Buc Field 800 Phillies Dr 33755 5.68
Sub-Total Special Facilities 674.91
Total Park Acreage 1,874.84

 

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Kelly Kelly
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