Parks & Preserves
IMPORTANT NOTICE due to COVID-19
We have taken the following steps to protect public health in response to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 (corona virus). Citizens are encouraged to adhere to the social distancing - keep 6' distance between people as mandated by the Florida Governor's Executive Order.
New reservations for park shelters will resume on June 15th along with the use of grilling.
All park shelter reservations are cancelled through June 14th. Customers will receive a full refund without penalty. Our reservation system will be available for future reservations on June 15th, reservations can be made up to one year in advance.
Special events of 50 or less are allowed with approval.
Public playgrounds reopened on June 1st.
Picnic shelters can be used for gatherings and grilling starting June 15th with a shelter reservation of 50 or less.
Fort De Soto Fishing Pier will be accessible during regular park hours, 7:00 am to Sunset.
Heritage Village Park will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice in accordance with the latest CDC suggested guidelines. All indoor public and private events are cancelled until further notice.
The Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Center and the Weedon Island Preserve Cultural and Natural History Center will be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice in accordance with the latest CDC suggested guidelines. All indoor public and private events are cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates and event information.
Sweetwater Kayaks at Weedon Island is open for Canoe Rentals and private tours. Visitors can call (727) 570-4844 to make arrangements before visits.
The Parks and Conservation Resources Department maintains more than 20,000 acres of parks and preserves. Picnic shelters, camping, playgrounds, boat ramps and trails are among the many amenities enjoyed by our residents and visitors.
- Camping Reservations: Fort De Soto / Shell Key
- Boat Ramp & Beach Parking Permits
- Shelter Reservation Fee Schedule
- Beaches & Beach Access
- Calendar for all Parks
- County Dog Parks
- Fort De Soto Park Brochure & Map
- Greenways Parks / Trail Locations
- Marina/Boat Ramps/Permits
- Managed Areas
- Parks Brochure
- Park Rules
- Pinellas Trail Guide and Closures
- Private & Special Events Information
- Volunteer in Parks and Preserves
Park Projects for Public Input
Botanical & Historic Parks:
For more information or questions: