Fun Things to do in Tarpon Springs Florida

Tarpon Springs, Florida is home to two of Pinellas Counties best Public Parks and today I‘d like to share information with you on  A.L. Anderson Park located in Tarpon Springs Florida and is situated on Lake Tarpon.

Fred H Howard Park is the other Pinellas Park located in Tarpon Spings Florida and juts out into the Gulf of Mexico complete with it’s own beach.

Anderson Park – Boating, Dog Park, Picnics, Playgrounds and More

Pinellas County Park, A. L. Anderson Park, is made up of almost 130 acres of green space in Northern Pinellas County.

It has a distinctive hilly terrain and long nature trail and boardwalk along Lake Tarpon and Salmon Bay.

A.L. Anderson Park also has a playground for kids and is a favorite among Tampa Bay doggie paw grounds for dogs. This Pinellas County Park also had large areas of ample picnic tables overlooking the waterfront.

A. L. Anderson park officially opened in 1982 and is named after a former commissioner who was a fisherman and also won several conservation awards.

Today I want share some of my favorite things about A L Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs are:

  • The Pinellas County public boat ramps for easy access to freshwater boating, jet skiing and more – the large parking lot is appreciated on busy holidays and weekends;
  • These Pinellas County Parks have an elaborate Paw Playground for man’s best friend – the dog park is complete with fire hydrants, water and more;
  • Playground for kids as well that overlooks Lake Tarpon and hilly terrain.
  • It has several shaded picnic shelters –  Bar-B-Ques, Family Picnics and Birthday Parties are a few of the uses that come to mind; One sits overlooking Lake Tarpon.
  • Public restroom facilities are kept neat in clean in my experience;

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  1. Hi Cyndee, Tarpon Springs sounds like a great place that the family could spend the entire day at. I like the idea of dog parks for the furry legged family members. 🙂

  2. Stephanie – we have such extensive dog parks or paw playgrounds as they are sometimes called here in Pinellas County I need to do a post so visitors and those moving to Clearwater / St Pete / Tarpon can find them. Thanks for visiting.

  3. That sounds awesome. The Tarpon Springs park includes something for the whole family, even the dog. We have a great park like that in Pensacola. I try to write about it when I can for my local real estate audience.

  4. Cyndee what a great park in Pinellas County for the whole family…dogs included! – Ashley

  5. Hi Cyndee,

    There’s nothing better then long walks by the water (cheesy would be an understatement) but that’s because its true and so many people would agree. I love driving my motor home around different parks. Discovering new places.

    You should come to New Zealand sometime! We would love to have you here and there are some amazing spots for you to discover!



  6. Basketball Games says:

    Thanks for sharing your favorite things on AL park.Its really a fun for me .As I am fond of boating so I’ll visit this park to have some fun.

  7. The Tarpon Springs area is great. The public boat ramps with plenty of parking are excellent.
    I’ve been there fishing and with my parents, and hope to return with my kids someday in the next year or two — very kid friendly place.

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