Top Parks in the City of Tampa, Florida

Ballast Point Park in Tampa Florida
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Looking for a park in Tampa, Florida? Here are the top 10 parks in the city based on amenities offered.

  • 01 of 10

    Al Lopez Park

    • Address: 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, FL 33614
    • Amenities: Ball fields, center, dog park, grills, jogging, picnic, pier, play courts, playground, restrooms, shelters, and trails
    • Details: Located just minutes from Raymond James Stadium, Al Lopez is one of the best parks for tailgating, bringing your dogs, hosting birthday parties and for fitness. The fitness trail comes complete with exercise suggestions to get you out of the running or walking rut. Shelters can be rented online.
  • 02 of 10

    Ballast Point Park

    • Address: 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611
    • Amenities: Boat ramp, concession, grills, playground, pier, picnic, restrooms, shelters
    • Details: This neighborhood park, which dates back to Tampa’s earliest days, offers spectacular views of downtown Tampa. The park is full of shade trees and offers quick access to Bayshore Boulevard for jogging, walking, or rollerblading. Shelters can be rented online.
  • 03 of 10

    Copeland Park

    • Address: 11001 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33612
    • Amenities: Ball fields, center, computer lab, fitness facility, grills, gymnasium, jogging, picnic, play courts, playground, pool, restrooms, shelters, tennis/racquetball courts, trails
    • Details: Located minutes from Busch Gardens and the University of South Florida, Copeland Park not only offers the amenities listed it also offers an After School Activity Program and a seasonal pool. Shelters can be rented online.
  • 04 of 10

    Cyrus Greene Park

    • Address: 2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33610
    • Amenities: Ball fields, center, computer lab, picnic, play courts, playground, pool, restrooms, shelters
    • Details: The Cyrus Greene Community Center has a 10,000-square foot community center, offers the After School Activity Program (ASAP), offers classes and has a 25-yard handicap accessible pool that is open seasonally. The pool features six swim lanes, splash pad with three water drops, floor sprays, rain arches, and a tube slide.
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  • 05 of 10

    Davis Islands Seaplane Basin

    • Address: 864 Severn Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
    • Amenities: Beach, boat ramp, canoe launch, dog park, picnic, restrooms
    • Details: Located at ​Davis Island, this park is more than a park, it has a beach! There is also a dog park area where dogs can roam free without their leashes.
  • 06 of 10

    Desoto Park

    • Address: 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL 33605
    • Amenities: Ball fields, center, computer lab, grills, jogging, picnic, pier, play court, playground, pool, restrooms, trails
    • Details: Located in south Tampa, Desoto Park has a skate park, offers the After School Activity Program, offers classes and has activities for all ages.
  • 07 of 10

    Gadsden Park

    Address: 6901 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL 33611
    Amenities: Ball fields, canoe launch, dog park, grills, jogging, picnic, pier, playgrounds, restrooms, shelters, trails
    Details: Gadsen Park contains the MacDill Trail which is one of Tampa's Greenway Trails. This1.47-mile asphalt trail consists of two loops; the Lake Gadsden loop, which is 0.88 miles, and the play area loop, which is 0.59 miles. In addition to the amenities mentioned, there is also a fishing lake.

  • 08 of 10

    Highland Pines Park

    • Address: 4505 E. 21st Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
    • Amenities: Ball fields, center, computer lab, grills, jogging, picnic, play courts, playground, restroom, tennis/racquetball courts
    • Details: Offers the After School Activity Program, classes, and activities for all ages.
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  • 09 of 10

    Lowry Park

    • Address: 7525 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33604
    • Amenities: Boat ramp, canoe launch, grills, jogging, picnic, pier, playground, restrooms, shelters, trails
    • Details: Located across from Lowry Park Zoo, The park is on the Hillsborough River and offers shelter rentals. Shelters can be rented online.
  • 10 of 10

    Rowlett Park

    • Address: 2501 River Hills Drive, Tampa, FL 33604
    • Amenities: Ball fields, canoe launch, dog park, grills, jogging, picnic, pier, play courts, playground, restrooms, shelters, tennis/racquetball courts, trails​
    • Details: Shelters can be rented online In addition to the amenities mentioned, the park offers street hockey and is home to the first adult wheelchair softball field in the state of Florida.