Running alongside the water from the Hillsborough River to MacDill Air Force Base, this 6-mile stretch of sidewalk is reputed to be the world's longest. Flat, wide and open, the path provides glimpses of some of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods and...  Read More

Alderman's Ford Park

Popular with canoeists who cruise the Alafia River, this 1141-acre park offers activities that reach beyond the banks of the river. You'll also find paths to bike or walk on, and a boardwalk system invites views of the local flora and fauna....  Read More

Flatwoods Wilderness Park

Throughout the year, this park is filled with lush vegetation and a wide variety of nature's inhabitants. At any one time, you're likely to spot delicate wildflowers and blooming shrubs, along with frogs, birds, armadillos and maybe even a wild...  Read More

Hillsborough River State Park
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Twelve miles north of the city, this 3000-acre park winds alongside the Hillsborough River and offers a variety of landscapes, including swamps and pine woodlands. Marked trails provide paths for jogging, biking and sightseeing. There are also...  Read More

Lithia Springs County Park

This 300-acre park provides a refreshing break from the beach. It contains one of the area's few freshwater springs, which maintains a water temperature of 72 degrees year-round and attracts swimmers who want a change from seawater. Located...  Read More