John Chesnut Sr. Park

John Chesnut Sr. Park, Palm Harbor: Address, Phone Number, John Chesnut Sr. Park Reviews: 4.5/5

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MrsDiel
Gainesville, FL213 contributions
Beautiful park!
Jun 2020
Lovely walkable park. Beautiful water views, lovely flora and lots of shade to walk comfortably in Florida heat.
Written May 19, 2021
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StephFerry
Cooper Landing, AK73 contributions
We love this place
Mar 2021 • Family
Great public park. Great playground and trails! We come here every weekend. Love the playgrounds and the boardwalks.
Written March 20, 2021
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Casandiego
San Diego, CA144 contributions
Nature Lover's Paradise
Mar 2021 • Solo
Going in the early morning is my favorite. Open dawn til dusk.
Some very tame deer linger next to the road just after dawn and graze in the ball field. An abundance of hawks, herons, ducks, ibis, & egrets call this shady park home and some will let you take their picture.
Shade is important in Florida. Here you can escape the heat and have a scenic walk under an abundant canopy of trees.
Besides being next to Tarpon Lake ( panoramic views on the west side of the park), the park has smaller ponds in the interior. The largest pond has a trail all the way around, about half a mile of walking.
A smaller pond has bridge crossings, so you can stop and look for alligators and birds.
There are several boardwalk nature trails that go out over the marshland next to the lake through a jungle of palmettos and oaks.
There are stands of huge live oaks around many of the picnic shelters. Plenty of facilities near picnic shelters including BBQ grills, restrooms, water fountains. The south end has a concrete boat launch for Tarpon Lake, and a secluded network of trails next to Brooker Creek.
Lots of parking everywhere and it is well maintained. There are run- free dog parks for big dogs and little dogs (two separate ones) but dogs can go out on roads & trails if leashed.
Even when the picnic shelters are full of activity, you can still find quiet trails and tranquility.
The beauty and abundance of wildlife is one of the best in the area.
Written March 16, 2021
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Robin F
Dunedin, FL120 contributions
A wonderful way to spend the day.
Oct 2020
I'm here on a regular basis. The park is lovely. The trails are easy to follow. Bikes are allowed. Dogs must be on leash. You can bring food and non-alcoholic drinks. If you are having a group you should reserve a shelter ahead of time. They have about 9 picnic tables under a roof- There are grills at some shelters. The only negative is that not all shelters are near an open restroom-especially in winter. When you are near the water watch out for alligators. There is a large playground for children. Lots of parking
Written February 27, 2021
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tim r
Morgantown, IN81 contributions
Alligators and lush scenery
Dec 2020 • Family
Very nice park for a scenic hike. The trail takes about 1.5 hours for both loops. We saw 6 baby alligators off the pier. Most of the trail is a boardwalk with lush vegatation below.
Written December 28, 2020
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DrSandyD
Pinckney, MI835 contributions
Excellent walking areas
Nov 2020 • Couples
Picturesque views of Tarpon Lake, plenty of hiking trails. Boardwalks get you close to the water and plenty of wildlife. Nice observation tower by the boat launch. Nice restroom facilities. Kids play area and dog park. Something for everyone. We go often. If you haven’t been, you are missing out.
Written November 30, 2020
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aviator320
Tampa, FL50 contributions
Fantastic for Walking
Apr 2020 • Friends
This park has a peacefully secluded feel despite being in a very accessible part of Pinellas County. What really sets it apart are the several amazing boardwalk nature trails that meander through the wooded swamps of Lake Tarpon. The observation tower is always a favorite too.
Written May 25, 2020
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Daniel R
Windsor, VT43 contributions
Fun, recreational, and educational
Mar 2020
My wife and I recently visited this park. We walked around and came upon a number opportunities to see baby alligators. My wife and I also had packed a lunch,which we ate as we listened to the birds, and watched a pond with alligators. Very nice experience. I would return here.
Written March 29, 2020
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pooky1a
Clarksville, TN45 contributions
Great Walking and Picnicking Place
Mar 2020
Lots of walking paths and scenic areas/vistas. Plenty of picnic tables and grills, shelter houses and restroom facilities. Loads of wildlife!
Written March 15, 2020
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Maureen W
18 contributions
Great for all ages
Mar 2020 • Family
Hidden gem on Lake Tarpon. Has boardwalks, playgrounds and dog park. Plenty of roads for walking, running and biking.
Written March 5, 2020
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