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Top 10 Parks in Tampa

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Looking for a park in Tampa? Here are the top 10 parks in the city based on amenities offered.

1. Al Lopez Park

Address: 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, FL 33614
Phone:(813) 348-1172
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

2. Ballast Point Park

Address: 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611
Phone:(813) 832-1207
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

3. Copeland Park

Address: 11001 N. 15th St., Tampa, FL 33612
Phone:(813) 975-2743
Amenities:Ball fields, center, computer lab, fitness facility, grills, gynasium, jogging, picnic, play courts, playground, pool, restrooms, shelters, tennis/raquetball courts, trails.
Details: Located minutes from Busch Gardens, University of South Florida and Busch Gardens, 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

4. Cyrus Greene Park

Address: 2101 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33610
Phone:(813) 242-5350
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 features six swim lanes, splash pad with three water drops, floor sprays, twhas a o rain arches and a tube slide.

5. Davis Islands Seaplane Basin

Address: 864 Severn Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Amenities:Beach, boat ramp, canoe launch, dog park, picnic, restrooms.
Details:Located at the 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.

6. Desoto Park

Address: 2617 Corrine St., Tampa, FL 33605
Phone:(813) 242-5307
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.

7. 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.

8. Highland Pines Park

Address: 4505 E. 21st Ave., Tampa, FL 33605
Phone:(813) 630-3295
Amenities:ball fields, center, computer lab, grills, jogging, picnic, play courts, playground, restroom, tennis/raquetball courts
Details:Offers the After School Activity Program, classes and activities for all ages.

9. 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 Lowry Prak is on the Hillsborough River and offers shelter rentals. Shelters can be rented online .

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.

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