County Parks and City Parks in Hillsborough County Florida

County Parks
City Parks
Hillsborough County, Florida

Hillsborough County, Florida ~ County and City Parks






Apollo Beach Nature Preserve
6760 Surfside Boulevard
Apollo Beach, FL 33572

GPS 27° 47'25.16" N    82° 25'11.48" W

Shoreline fishing, pavilions, beach, wildlife viewing and restrooms.

Ballast Point Park
5300 Interbay Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33611

Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
601 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602

GPS 27° 56'30.69" N    82° 27'05.07" W


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Cypress Point Park
5620 W Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607

GPS 27° 57'04.32" N    82° 32'32.62" W ( Entrance )

Desoto Park
2617 Corrine Street
Tampa, FL 33605

GPS 27° 56'53.88" N    82° 25'42.04" W ( Entrance )

NOAA Mckay Bay Entrance 8726667

Desoto Park located along McKay Bay offers; Shoreline fishing, a pier like structure, swingsets & restrooms.

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E.G. Simmons Park
aerial e g simmons park 2401 19th Avenue Northwest
Ruskin, FL 33570

Hours: Spring/Summer 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fall/Winter 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Phone: 813-671-7655

GPS 27° 44'45.69" N    82° 28'25.12" W
( Waters edge at ramp )

Off of route 41 about 2 miles on 19th Avenue Northwest right hand turn boat ramp is about 1 mile further into the park.

GPS 27° 44'07.32" N    82° 27'50.82" W
( The right hand turn 2 miles from route 41 ~ entrance address also. )

NOAA Shell Point, Tampa Bay 8726468

E.G. Simons Park is 258 acres in size, with 200 additional acres set aside as a wildlife sanctuary. There are 87 individual campsites, and 1 group site. Campsites are, first come, first served. Fees do apply. The park has a fishing pier, shoreline fishing, boat ramp, playground, restrooms, potable water, camping, beach, sunbathing and swimming.
Entrance fees do apply to the park itself as well as use of the boat ramp. Annual passes are available.

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Marjorie Park
115 Columbia Drive
Tampa, FL 33606

GPS 27° 56'00.07" N    82° 27'21.93" W


Marjorie Park is mostly dedicated to tennis courts(9), but you can fish from the shoreline here also.

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Mosaic Park
6501 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33534

GPS 27° 51'51.82" N    82° 23'00.72" W

Mosaic Park in Riverview, Florida offers; Shoreline fishing & 2 tennis courts, no other amenities at this location.

Picnic Island Park
404 Picnic Island Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33616

This address is in an industrial area. Follow Picnic Island Boulevard back to park area.

GPS 27° 51'29.59" N    82° 32'59.57" W
( Entrance to ramp and pier area )

Picnic Island Park offers; Boat ramp, fishing pier, hand launching kayaks and canoes, picnic pavilions, shoreline fishing, playgrounds, wildlife viewing and restrooms.

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River Cove Park
1101 East River Cove Street
Tampa, FL 33604

GPS 28° 01'11.43" N    82° 26'52.99" W
( Entrance )


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River Crest Park
4802 North River Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33603


GPS 27° 59'19.79" N    82° 28'03.56" W
( Intersection of Osborne Ave and North Blvd. small 3 car parking area )

GPS 27° 59'23.94" N    82° 27'56.40" W
( Intersection of N River Blvd and unnamed park access road ~ additional parking here )


River Crest Park offers; Fishing piers ( 4 ), canoe / kayak launch, grills, picnic. The canoe / Kayak launch is on the northern side of the park. Fishing piers are on the southern side.

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Ruskins Commongood Park
1st Avenue & 2nd Street Northwest
Ruskin, FL 33570

Ruskins Commongood Park offers; a fishing deck / dock,  boat ramp & picnic pavilion. No restrooms at this location.

Williams Park
8749 US-41
Riverview, FL 33569

GPS 27° 51'36.47" N    82° 23'05.30" W
( Waters edge at ramp )

NOAA Pendola Point, Hillsborough Bay 8726651

Williams Park offers; Boat ramp, courtesy docks, fishing pier, kayak launching, shoreline fishing, picnic pavilions, trash receptacles, picnic pavilions, playground, easy access to Hillsborough Bay & restrooms.

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County and City Parks in Hillsborough County Florida
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Areas in Hillsborough County Florida include; Apollo Beach, Balm, Bloomingdale, Brandon, Carrollwood, Cheval, Citrus Park, Dover, East Lake-Orient Park, Egypt Lake-Leto, Fish Hawk, Gibsonton, Keystone, Lake Magdalene, Lutz, Mango, Northdale, Palm River- Clair Mel, Pebble Creek, Plant City, Progress Village, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Sun City Center, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Thonotosassa, Town 'n' Country, University, Valrico, Westchase and Wimauma.
Areas of Salt and Brackish Water Hillsborough County Florida include; Alafia River, Bull Frog Creek, Broad Creek, Cockroach Bay, Coon Hammock Creek, Dick Creek, Double Branch Creek, East Bay, Garrison Channel, Hillsborough Bay, Hillsborough River, Little Manatee River, McKay Bay, Old Tampa Bay, Piney Point Creek, Rocky Creek, Ruskin Inlet, Seddon Channel, Sparkman Channel, Tampa Bay & Tampa Bay Channel.

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