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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
#TYPESITE_NAMEAddressZipAcres
1CommunityClearwater Beach Rec Complex69 Bay Esplanade337674.13
2CommunityCountryside Community Park2640 Sabal Springs Dr3376122.76
3CommunityCrest Lake Park201 Glenwood Ave3375638.35
4CommunityMorningside Rec Cmplx2400 Harn Blvd337647.73
5CommunityN Greenwood Rec & Aquatic Cmplx900 Martin Luther King Jr Ave N337555.91
6CommunityRoss Norton Rec Complex and Ed Wright Park1426 S Martin Luther King Jr Ave3375647.87
7CommunityThe Long Center1501 N Belcher3376415.78
Sub-total Community Parks142.53
1EnvironmentalAllen’s Creek Park1281 Hercules Ave3376424.54
2EnvironmentalAlligator Lake Park1111 McMullen Booth3375920.00
3EnvironmentalBayview Park3050 Gulf-To-Bay337594.41
4EnvironmentalClearwater Public Beach160 Gulfview Blvd3376744.83
5EnvironmentalCliff Stephens Park901 Fairwood Ave3375948.00
6EnvironmentalCooper’s Bayou Park709 Bayshore Blvd337598.89
7EnvironmentalCooper’s Point Park3411 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd33759160.58
8EnvironmentalCooper’s Point Park -West3350 Gulf -to-Bay Blvd33759113.40
9EnvironmentalCourtney Campbell CausewayCourtney Campbell Pkwy3375946.61
10EnvironmentalCypress Bend Park2619 Winding Wood Dr3376117.36
11EnvironmentalCypress Point Park2236 Cypress Point Dr E337633.35
12EnvironmentalGlen Oaks Park1345 Court St3375627.74
13EnvironmentalGlen Oaks Park North1345 Court St337563.94
14EnvironmentalGlenwood Park617 Glenwood Ave337551.31
15EnvironmentalKapok Park2950 Glen Oak Ave N3376536.75
16EnvironmentalLake Chautauqua Equestrian and Nature preserve2271 Landmark Dr3375927.04
17EnvironmentalLake Chautauqua Park East2312 Landmark Dr3375941.10
18EnvironmentalLake Chautauqua Park South2195 Lake Shore Dr / 2190 Soule Rd337595.87
19EnvironmentalLake Lucille Park1700 Long St337556.79
20EnvironmentalMemorial CausewayMemorial Causeway3376724.60
21EnvironmentalMoccasin Lake Nature Park2750 Park Trail Ln3375952.77
22EnvironmentalN Clearwater Nature Park3050 McMullen Booth Rd3376130.32
23EnvironmentalProspect Lake Park100 Prospect Ave S337557.34
24EnvironmentalSand Key Bridge Park951 Gulf Blvd337672.68
25EnvironmentalSand Key County Park1060 Gulf Blvd33767104.29
26EnvironmentalSpring Lake Park2152 Belcher Rd337636.36
27EnvironmentalState Street Park1971 State St337556.29
28EnvironmentalTownplace Park22600 US 193376510.98
29EnvironmentalWell Site (Lake Chautauqua Park South)2300 Lakeshore Dr (Lake Chautauqua South)337653.21
Sub-total Environmental Parks891.35
1NeighborhoodBay Park on Sand Key1551 Gulf Blvd337673.55
2NeighborhoodBelmont Park1535 S Greenwood Ave337562.69
3NeighborhoodCharles Park2015 Broadway Ave337551.00
4NeighborhoodCharter Oaks Park2001 Charter Oaks Park337631.14
5NeighborhoodCherry Harris Park1141 Beckett St337552.54
6NeighborhoodCoachman Ridge Park1400 Old Coachman Rd337659.90
7NeighborhoodCountry Hollow Park2724 Brattle Ln337614.90
8NeighborhoodDel Oro Park & Ream Wilson Trailhead401 McMullen Booth Rd3375924.16
9NeighborhoodEdgewater Dr Park1920 Edgewater Dr337556.77
10NeighborhoodForest Run Park3450 Landmark Dr3376120.90
11NeighborhoodGarden Avenue Park1010 N Garden Ave337550.21
12NeighborhoodMandalay Park532 N Mandalay Ave337675.02
13NeighborhoodMartin Luther King Jr Park1201 Douglas Ave337551.00
14NeighborhoodMarymont Park1900 Gilbert St337655.73
15NeighborhoodMcKay Playfield605 N Mandalay Ave337671.68
16NeighborhoodMontclair Park1821 Montclair Ave337634.90
17NeighborhoodNorthwood Park2860 Enterprise Rd337611.00
18NeighborhoodPlaza Park317 Pennslyvania Ave337551.23
19NeighborhoodSoule Road Park2191 Soule Rd337594.92
20NeighborhoodStation Square Park612 Cleveland St337550.40
21NeighborhoodSunset Sam Park at Island Estates205 Windward Passage337670.41
22NeighborhoodValencia Park2050 Hercules Ave337633.70
23NeighborhoodWood Valley Rec Center2800 Park Trail Ln337591.56
24NeighborhoodWoodgate Park2495 Countryside Blvd337639.48
Sub-Total Neighborhood Parks118.79
1Open Space ParkAnn Circle ParkAnn Circle & Howard St337560.40
2Open Space ParkAtrium Park1707 N Fort Harrison Ave337560.30
3Open Space ParkBay Esplanade/Eldorado MedianBay Esplanade Dr & Eldorado Dr337670.26
4Open Space ParkBay Esplanade/Narcissus MedianBay Esplanade Dr & Narcissus Ave337670.15
5Open Space ParkBayshore Trail200 & 300 N Bayshore Blvd337593.68
6Open Space ParkCedar Groves Park2089 Montclair Rd337631.54
7Open Space ParkD. D. Davis Park2307 Landmark Dr337593.75
8Open Space ParkDrew Plaza ParkNW corner Drew St & Hercules Ave337650.36
9Open Space ParkHarding Plaza ParkHarding St & Hercules Ave337650.38
10Open Space ParkHibiscus Lake Park1111 Kings Hwy337552.29
11Open Space ParkHillcrest Park1430 Maple St337553.45
12Open Space ParkLake Hobart South Park440 Baker Ave337550.87
13Open Space ParkMcLennan Cir.McLennan St & Hamlet Ave337560.22
14Open Space ParkMissouri Ave (DOT)1380 Friend Ave3375610.30
15Open Space ParkOverbrook Park1834 Overbrook Ave337552.39
16Open Space ParkRidgewood Street Open Space Area1550 Ridgewood St337552.55
17Open Space ParkSalls Lake Park2935 St Croix Dr337592.21
18Open Space ParkSkycrest Park1755 Cleveland St337552.54
19Open Space ParkSt Croix Park3000 St Croix Dr337652.83
20Open Space ParkSunburst Park400 Sunburst Court337550.11
21Open Space ParkSunset Point Rd Playfield1865 N Old Coachman Rd337653.38
22Open Space ParkTerrace Lake2129 Marilyn St337652.55
23Open Space ParkWelcome To Clearwater Park3141 Gulf to Bay Blvd  SR 60337590.75
Sub-Total Open Space Parks47.26
1Special FacilitiesCarpenter Field & Spectrum Stadium651 Old Coachman3376540.54
2Special FacilitiesChi-Chi Rodriguez Golf Course3030 McMullen Booth Rd33761130.68
3Special FacilitiesClearwater Country Club525 N Betty Ln33755105.62
4Special FacilitiesClearwater Executive Golf Course aka The Landings1875 Airport Dr3376578.75
5Special FacilitiesClearwater Marina25 Causeway Blvd3376712.53
6Special FacilitiesCoachman Park & Bayfront Tennis & Memorial parks (Imagine Clearwater project)301 Drew St3375622.00
7Special FacilitiesCountryside Sports Cmplx3060 McMullen Booth Rd3376112.36
8Special FacilitiesEddie C Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 1-43050 Drew St3375924.52
9Special FacilitiesEddie C Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 5-72998 Drew St3375941.34
10Special FacilitiesEddie  Moore Rec Cmplx – Fields 8-92780 Drew St337595.00
11Special FacilitiesEnterprise Dog Park2671 Enterprise Rd3376120.44
12Special FacilitiesFrank Tack Park1967 N Hercules Ave3376316.86
13Special FacilitiesHenry McMullen Tennis Cmplx1000 Edenville Ave3376420.75
14Special FacilitiesJack Russell Stadium800 Phillies Dr3375511.20
15Special FacilitiesJoe DiMaggio Complex (includes Art Capogna Field)420 Old Coachman Rd3376532.32
16Special FacilitiesKings Hwy Rec Ctr (Artz 4 Life)1751 Kings Hwy337555.58
17Special FacilitiesLawn Bowls & Shuffleboard Cmplx1040 Calumet St337555.50
18Special FacilitiesMagnolia Street Dock201 N Magnolia337560.06
19Special FacilitiesNortheast Coachman Park1120 Old Coachman Rd3376518.32
20Special FacilitiesPhillip Jones Field & pking lot1190 Russell St337556.20
21Special FacilitiesPier 60 Park and Parking Lot1 Causeway Blvd3376710.23
22Special FacilitiesRuth Eckerd Hall & parking1111 McMullen Booth Rd3375921.70
23Special FacilitiesSailing Center1001 Gulf Blvd337673.84
24Special FacilitiesSeminole Docks201 Seminole St337555.75
25Special FacilitiesSid Lickton714 N Saturn Ave3375516.84
26Special FacilitiesTurner Street Dock3 Turner St337560.30
27Special FacilitiesWalter C Campbell Park/Buc Field800 Phillies Dr337555.68
Sub-Total Special Facilities674.91
Total Park Acreage 1,874.84

 

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