WALL SPRINGS PARK
Just a 5 minute drive from our homes and " The Jewell in the Crown " of County Parks awaits you. Wall Springs Park's 195 acres include a historic spring, once used as a spa and bathing area from the turn of the 20th century until the mid-1960s. The park includes boardwalks, nature trails, playground, a 35-foot observation tower, bike racks, etc.with magnificent Gulf views all around you. For Virtual tours see - http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/21_Wall_Springs.htm
JOHN CHESTNUT PARK
If the children want to see wildlife up close and not in a zoo, head out for this dramatic park.
They will marvel at the huge alligators that sunbath along the ponds edges
Settled on the edge of Tampa bay this old park has the most wonderful sunsets and is famous for its holiday firework displays set off from boats anchored in the bay.