One of Florida’s favorite vacation spots, located on the south-west coast and Gulf of Mexico, is Tampa, Florida. Of course, this area offers massive amounts of sunshine, beach opportunities, and many attractions, or things to do in Tampa. These are regarded as the best parks in Tampa, and they all offer recreational experiences for families, kids, pets, singles, and even couples on a first date. These best parks in Tampa, including the ones that are near downtown Tampa, are all quite special.

Lettuce Lake Park
4.9  5 Rating (3)
6920 Fletcher Ave., Tampa FL, 33637
Lettuce Lake Park, located on Fletcher Avenue, has summer activities for families, kids, pets, and others—as well as winter ones--that are based on viewing and participating in nature-related concepts including a walk on the boardwalk that leads to a viewing tower on the Hillsborough River. There are walking and biking trails on this 240-acre park, and using them is one of many great things to do in Tampa.
Flatwoods Wilderness Park
14302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa Fl, 33592
Flatwoods Park, on Morris Bridge Road in Tampa, has various trails that meander near the Hillsborough River. Ten miles are paved, some are sing-treks, and others have double-tracks. Some of these are used for off-road adventures, which are very popular summer activities. One of the trails is Tampa Palm Trail, and it might be a nice location for a first date, where a couple can chat and stroll around various downtown Tampa neighborhoods.
Hillsborough River State Park
4.8  5 Rating (5)
15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa FL, 33592
The well-known Hillsborough River State Park is about a 4,000-acre park that offers camping, canoeing, swimming, and hiking. It is a great place to view specimens of nature such as live oaks, sabal palms, hickories and exotic birds.
4.6  5 Rating (10)
600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa FL, 33602
Our favorite downtown family park in Tampa is the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. This is an environmentally-friendly park that uses reclaimed water for irrigation and utilizes other green-friendly functions. The park also has a pet area as well as a huge area, with seating, for special programs and performances. Curtis Hixon Park also has interactive fountains and playgrounds that are sure to delight families and kids as well as seniors and others. This is one of the best parks in Tampa because it offers residents and visitors a wonderful place to gather and appreciate the area.
Al Lopez Park
4.9  5 Rating (3)
4810 North Himes, Tampa FL, 33614
Al Lopez Park is a 126 acre city park in Tampa. The park offers several recreation activities which include hiking trails, fishing, playground and wildlife...
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park
4.9  5 Rating (3)
601 Old Water St., Tampa FL, 33602
Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park is a beautiful community park situated on the Hillsborough River in Downtown Tampa. The park is within walking distance of the...
Ballast Point
Real Estate $$
5300 Interbay Blvd, Tampa, FL 33611, Tampa FL, 33611
The Ballast Point neighborhood is an official City of Tampa neighborhood and is largely residential. This neighborhood is canopied by mature oak trees...
Rowlett Park
Recreation $$
2401 East Yukon, Tampa FL, 33604
Rowlett Park is a City Park that offers many recreational activities. Here you will find ball fields, tennis courts, playground, hiking & jogging trails,...