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Special Announcement

The following Regional Parks, Wilderness Parks and ELAPP sites are closed, due to flooding, until further notice:

Regional Parks

  • Upper Tampa Bay Trail-Wilskey Trailhead
  • Lake Rogers 
  • Alderman's Ford Canoe launch side* main side still open 

Wilderness Park sites 

  • Trout Creek
  • Morris Bridge picnic side is closed

*Flatwoods entrance off of Morris Bridge Road is open.

ELAPP sites 

  • Tripple Creek
  • Balm Boyette Scrub Hiking Trail
  • Lake Dan Preserve
  • Lake Frances Preserve
  • Brooker Creek Headwaters Preserve
  • Town 'N Country Preserve
  • Violet Cury Preserve
  • Double Branch Bay Preserve
Last Updated 9/3/15
The Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department provides programs, events and activities to Hillsborough County residents on a year-round basis.

The department operates more than 176 neighborhood parks and playgrounds countywide, 265 athletic fields, 40 recreation centers, 10 regional parks, more than 727 miles of trail, as well as 61,000 acres of preserved lands acquired through the Jan K. Platt Environmental Lands Acquisition and Protection Program (ELAPP).

Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department offers boating, bicycling, campsites, canoeing, concerts, cultural happenings, festivals, hiking, horseback riding, meeting facilities, nature study, picnic shelters, swimming, nature programs, and more. Leave life’s daily pressures behind and reconnect with nature and your family at a nearby County park.




Online Parks and Rec. Online Registration Click on the image on the left to build your online profile, and register for programs and services offered by the Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department.


Contact Information
Parks , Recreation and Conservation
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601 East Kennedy Boulevard
23rd floor
Tampa, FL 33602

P: 813-635-3500
F: 813-635-3527



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