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Walsingham Park is situated on 354 acres, divided by 100-acre Walsingham Lake, one-quarter mile west of the Pinellas Trail. There are two entrances, one on Walsingham Road and one on 102nd Avenue North.

The park features 5 habitat areas, such as a reservoir & botanic garden, and offers fishing & hiking.  The park provides pleasant, relaxing amenities for approximately 700,000 visitors to this park each year.

Visitors picnic and enjoy recreation such as hiking, jogging, cycling, a 6 mile trail, a 10-station fitness area, bird-watching, observing many plant species, fishing an/or boating. (Boating is restricted to rowing, sailing, or electric engines–combustion engines not permitted.)

Wildlife includes: snakes, alligators, tortoises, turtles, hawks, mottled ducks, herons, wrens, thrashers, warblers; as well as butterflies comprised of swallowtails, sulphurs, gulf fritillary, Carolina satyr, white peacock, Ospreys, Woodstork, and much more.

Five habitat areas have been delineated within the boundaries of Walsingham Park: botanical gardens, pine flatwoods, oak scrub, Walsingham Reservoir with detention ponds, swales and wetlands; and cleared areas.

Walsingham Park Amenities

  • Natural Area
  • Dog Park
  • Fishing
  • Parking
  • Pier
  • Playground
  • Restrooms
  • 6 Mile Trail – great for walking, jogging and biking
  • Fitness Area
  • 8 Picnic shelters and grills – reserve shelters online

History: How did this park get its name?
Walsingham Park was named after the Walsingham Reservoir, which is located on the park property. The reservoir got its name from Jesse Ancil Walsingham, a prominent early Pinellas County community leader, citrus grower and founding member of the Pinellas County Fair Association.


Our address

Address:
12615 102nd Ave, Largo, FL 33778
GPS:
27.8655653, -82.8141981
Telephone:
727-549-6142
Web:
http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/22_walsingham.htm/?ref=www.pinellaslife.com

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