Nature Adventures

This page lists nature parks, botanical gardens, environmental centers, and other places where kids can study and enjoy nature in the Tampa, Florida area.
Kids Tampa: Nature Adventures - Fun 4 Tampa Kids
AJ Palonis Jr. Park

AJ Palonis Jr. Park contains a nature trail and boardwalk that meanders through mangrove tunnels int ...

5151 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, Florida, 33611
Al Lopez Park

Al Lopez Park has a 1.2 mile interior loop asphalt multi-purpose trail. The trail is 15 feet wide wi ...

4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa, Florida, 33614
Restrooms: yes
Alafia River Corridor Preserve

Hiking Trail Trail head for the hiking trail is at the north boundary of the Pinecrest Sports Compl ...

931 Old Welcome Road, Lithia, Florida, 33547
Alafia Scrub Preserve

Alafia Scrub Preserve offers bird watching, geocaching, hiking, nature study, trails - Hiking. The P ...

10243 Elbow Bend Road, Riverview, Florida, 33578
Alderman's Ford Preserve

Lands on either side of the Alafia River from Alderman's Ford Park westward between SR 39 and Lithia ...

8911 Turkey Creek Road, Lithia, Florida, 33567
Balm Scrub Preserve

This preserve is home to 2692 acres of endangered sand pine scrub, pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, cre ...

15299 McGrady Road, Wimauma, Florida, 33598
Bayshore Linear Park Trail

Known as the World's Longest Continuous Sidewalk, Bayshore Boulevard is 4.5 miles of scenic views pa ...

312 Bayshore Boulevard, Tampa, Florida, 33602
Bell Creek Preserve

This preserve is home to a 500-acre sanctuary featuring pine flatwoods, freshwater marshes, sandhill ...

10940 McMullen Road, Riverview, Florida, 33569
Blackwater Hammock Preserve

The Blackwater Creek Nature Preserve was acquired from 1997 through 2003 by Hillsborough County thro ...

8000 North Veve Lane, Tampa, Florida, 33610
Boy Scout Preserve

This site features historically significant fire rings from its days as a former Boy Scouts of Ameri ...

4230 Green Key Road, New Port Richey, Florida, 34652
Camp Bayou

Camp Bayou is an outdoor environmental education facility operated in partnership between the Hillsb ...

4140 24th Street SE, Ruskin, Florida, 33570
Restrooms: yes
Cockroach Bay Preserve

Estuarine shoreline, restored tidal wetlands, and replanted upland areas located along both sides of ...

3839 Gulf City Road, Ruskin, Florida, 33570
Cypress Creek Preserve

The 2500-acre Cypress Creek Nature Preserve is part of a vast wildlife corridor which extends into P ...

18000 Lizard's-Tail Road, Lutz, Florida, 33647
Cypress Point Park

Parking, restrooms, trails, picnic tables and shelters are available at this beautifully restored be ...

5620 West Cypress Street, Tampa, Florida, 33607
Dead River (Wilderness Regional Park)

Dead River is situated at the confluence of Dead River and the Hillsborough River. Nature lovers app ...

15098 Dead River Road, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Double Branch Bay Preserve

The estuarine system is composed of mangroves, tidal marshes, manmade islands, oyster bars, bayous a ...

12460 W. Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
E.G. Simmons Regional Park

E.G. Simmons Park has over 7 miles of shoreline. An additional 200 acres of Mangrove swamp has been ...

2401 19th Ave NW, Ruskin, Florida, 33570
Edward Medard Park

Originally called Pleasant Grove Park and Reservoir, Edward Medard Park underwent many transformatio ...

6140 Edward Medard Parkway, Plant City, Florida, 33567
Restrooms: Yes
Eureka Springs Regional Park

This site was developed into a botanical garden of rare and unusual plants as a result of many years ...

6400 Eureka Springs Rd., Tampa, Florida, 33610
Restrooms: Yes
Florida Aquarium, The

Come discover one of the best aquariums in the country at The Florida Aquarium in beautiful downtown ...

701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida, 33602
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Florida has 3 million acres of freshwater lakes, 12,000 miles of rivers and streams, and more than 8 ...

620 S Meridian St, Tallahassee, Florida
Florida State Parks

The Florida State Parks System encompasses approximately 158 parks, including everything from museum ...

Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program

The Florida State Parks Junior Ranger Program provides the opportunity for young people to learn, se ...

Fort De Soto Park

Whether you are sitting on the beach or kayaking near the still water's edge at Fort De Soto, you fi ...

3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde, Florida, 33715
Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail (GFBWT) is a program of the Florida Fish and Wildlife C ...

Hillsborough River State Park

Opened in 1938, Hillsborough River State Park is one of Florida's first state parks; this original C ...

15402 U.S. 301 North, Thonotosassa, Florida, 33592
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Jimmy Mc's Farm

Jimmy Mc's is a fourth generation family farm located in the heart of Pasco County. We feature a ...

17430 Coon Hide Road, Spring Hill, FL, 34610
Lake Park

Lake Park is home to an archery range, a BMX bicycle track, two equestrian arenas and a radio-contro ...

17302 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Lutz, Florida, 33549
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: yes
Lake Rogers Regional Park

This 272-acre park was developed as a joint venture between Hillsborough County and the City of St. ...

9010 North Mobley Road, Odessa, Florida, 33556
Restrooms: ywa

Letterboxing combines artistic ability with "treasure-hunts" in parks, forests, and cities around th ...

multiple locations
Lettuce Lake Regional Park

Wooded picnic areas and playground are family favorites. A bicycle path/jogging trail, complete with ...

6920 E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33637
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: (ADA Accessible)
Little Manatee River State Park

The Little Manatee River begins in a swampy area near Fort Lonesome and flows almost 40 miles before ...

215 Lightfoot Rd., Wimauma, Florida, 33598
Restrooms: Yes
Lowry Park

Across from Lowry Park Zoo along the Hillsborough River is the 0.9-mile asphalt Lowry Park Trail. Th ...

7525 North Boulevard, Tampa, Florida
Restrooms: Yes
New Tampa Nature Park

Famous for its zipline, the park also has trails and boardwalks and includes a connection to a trail ...

17001 Dona Michelle Dr, Tampa, FL, 33612
Restrooms: Yes
Sensing Nature

Sensing Nature provides fun, indoor environmental education programs, exciting youth field trips and ...

various locations- see website, Florida
Sweetwater Organic Farms

Sweetwater Organic Farms operates a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Membership program, Sweetw ...

6942 West Comanche Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33634
Restrooms: Yes

Outdoor activities for your kids that are simple, wildly fun and designed for learning. With Tink ...

Various Location Depending on season. See website., Tampa, Florida
Tinkergarten - Lithia

Tinkergarten is on a mission to elevate childhood. We’re growing network of leaders that bring famil ...

Aldermans Ford Park, Lithia, FL
Upper Tampa Bay Regional Park

This 596-acre peninsular park is bordered on the east by Double Branch Creek and on the south and we ...

8001 Double Branch Road, Tampa, Florida, 33635
Inclusive Playground: Yes
Restrooms: (ADA Accessible)
Upper Tampa Bay Trail

The Upper Tampa Bay Trail is located in residential northwest Hillsborough County. Currently, the tr ...

9201 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida, 33635
USF Botanical Gardens

The USF Botanical Gardens is part of the Department of Geography, Environment and Planning in the Co ...

12210 USF Pine Dr, Tampa, Florida, 33620
Ybor City Museum Garden

The Mediterranean-style Ybor City Museum Garden provides a private, serene environment in a historic ...

1818 E 9th Ave, Tampa, Florida, 33605