Wall Springs Park
Wall Springs Park
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  • Cynthia W
    Freeland, Michigan808 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place if you have a bike or just want to do some walking.
    A park with a little of everything. A butterfly garden, playground equipment, a restroom house. A raised boardwalk for viewing fish in the water, birds on the shore. Lots of paved or crushed hard trails for riding bikes, scooters and other items. Some bike riders can't read. . . .No bikes on raised boardwalk, , bumping into pedestrians. . . The bike trail is wide and long that leads in each direction of the park, many people where riding to the park and through the park. . Their is 2 entrances to this park, so enjoy both. It is set up so you can do fishing and walking and biking. The second entrance is off of Wailani Rd, with additional parking, restroom, and hiking trails and fishing piers. We saw a few diving pelicans. Enjoy.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
  • lacray
    Dubuque, Iowa14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walls Springs Park amazing boardwalks! Handicap assessable tower for viewing beautiful scenery. Highly recommended to go
    This park is gorgeous! Playground for the young kids is great with picnic areas for larger groups. Trail off the Pinellas bike Trail to explore the park as well as walking trails with boardwalks over looking the water.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 March 2024
  • Pioneer07968024153
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Butterfly Garden
    Since retiring from Pinellas County Schools after 25 years Wall Springs Park has become my start of the day. I am staying healthy by taking care of both my body and my mind. After my walk in "the woods" I always end up for a walk around the butterfly garden. Seeing the flowers, butterflies, bees and birds are "the grand finale'. There are usually other people there admiring the garden. I love listening to the kids yelling out when they spot a butterfly or caterpillar. We are so lucky to have this beautiful butterfly garden to share with our park visitors.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 20 May 2024
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Cynthia W
Freeland, MI808 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
A park with a little of everything. A butterfly garden, playground equipment, a restroom house. A raised boardwalk for viewing fish in the water, birds on the shore. Lots of paved or crushed hard trails for riding bikes, scooters and other items. Some bike riders can't read. . . .No bikes on raised boardwalk, , bumping into pedestrians. . . The bike trail is wide and long that leads in each direction of the park, many people where riding to the park and through the park. . Their is 2 entrances to this park, so enjoy both. It is set up so you can do fishing and walking and biking. The second entrance is off of Wailani Rd, with additional parking, restroom, and hiking trails and fishing piers. We saw a few diving pelicans. Enjoy.
Written 27 January 2024
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Cherry_Wonderdog
New England4,682 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Right off the Pinellas Trail, we stumbled across the Wall Springs Park, an impressive outdoor venue of 107 acres that included a historic spring once used as a spa for medicinal purposes, as well as a bathing area currently replaced by boardwalks. Wall Springs was in use from the early 1900s until the 1960s, and today it’s just a peaceful place to stroll. At the same time, there were a number of old photos that juxtaposed how the park was back then, and the actual springs which people used to travel great distances for bathing are still intact. Highly recommended by Cherry Wonderdog.
Written 9 April 2022
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CindyMcN
Charlotte, NC263 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
We rode the Pinellas Trail and stopped at Wall Springs Park for a break....so glad that we did. We walked around and saw all of the fun fish in the springs and then biked around the park. Our quick break turned into an hour as there was a lot to see and a nice bike ride around the park. There was also a tower we walked up to look out. Paved paths throughout the park. There is no fee for the park.
Written 26 January 2023
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lacray
Dubuque, IA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
This park is gorgeous! Playground for the young kids is great with picnic areas for larger groups. Trail off the Pinellas bike Trail to explore the park as well as walking trails with boardwalks over looking the water.
Written 28 March 2024
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MrsDiel
Gainesville, FL194 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
What a pretty park - lots of paved areas for walking, biking, wheelchair access, etc. The main spring park is so nice and the new coastal expansion is gorgeous out on the water area (also paved). Have been multiple times and love the parks.
Written 19 May 2021
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Donna H
Dunedin, FL94 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Most of this free county park is closed off due to reconstruction of an observation tower and trail improvements. As of Feb 4, tower is only half complete and work is slow. Check Pinellas county park website for updates but don't expect it reopened for months yet. Childrens playground and spring remains open.
Written 4 February 2015
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Emuin
Lewis Center, OH9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
The place used to welcome swimmers. I the name of environmental protection, the best activity to be done in here is banned. Far out! Do not bother visiting.
Written 27 March 2021
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Richard M
Crystal Beach, FL39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2012 • Couples
Wall springs park offers a number of trails, including one for bikes and skate boards. There are piers extending a short distance into the Gulf sound, which make very pleasant resting places as you walk. Folks with kids will like the playground features, and there always seems to be adequate parking (no charge for it like some places). Best of all to us are the little bridges and ramps around the springs and shallow-water marshes. There are birds, squirrels, racoons and other wildlife to photograph, and my favorites are the schools of fish that you can look down on, as the swim lazily by. I've seen a lot of mullet and even baby garfish there. There is truly nothing to complain about unless you need shady places, which are scarce. If you're looking for a leisurely coastal park, this is it.
Written 4 September 2012
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callcri
Weeki Wachee, FL150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Family
A Nice Park with a Boardwalk and Lot of History

Off Palm Harbor Blvd, Alternate 19, is another fabulous Pinellas County Park, Wall Spring Park. The Park has 210 acres along the Gulf with historic fresh water springs, elevated observation tower, currently closed for ADA Ramp retrofit, picnic tables, pavilions that can be reserved, restrooms, paved and boardwalk nature trails. I remember the original observation tower that was destroyed by arson in 2013. It provided great Gulf vistas and overview of the entire park, I am glad it is coming back better than ever. The Park is open during daylight hours only. The history of the park fascinates me when I think about all the joy it gave to many generations since the turn of the century. It is great Pinellas County stepped up and saved the park for public use. As you stroll down the paved walkways and boardwalk and see the concrete structures and pools with the crystal clear, fresh water feed springs. I can imagine the people frolicking in the year round 74-degree fresh water, right next to the salty Gulf. There is no swimming now, the concrete pools and structures remain as a testimonial to the glory days of Wall Springs Park. There are many large fish that inhabit the old swimming pools that are fun to watch from the wooden boardwalk. Thanks to the historical research of the Park Commission the past is memorialized with photos and text that comes to life so you can understand it’s significance. I can picture the wood framed Bath House, the railroad that ran outside of the front entrance bringing guests, now the Pinellas Walking Trail and other Park structures that made this park a fantastic place for a large part of last century. For those riding to the park on a bicycle there are bike racks to lock up your bike while in the park.

Getting back to today the park has something for all ages, including pets. It’s a great place to walk your dog on a leash but remember to bring cleanup bags. There are four fishing piers, a large covered playground that you and the children will enjoy on hot sunny days and four shelters with tables and barbecue’s that can be reserved up to a year in advance. I have seen fishermen coming out with some nice large red fish that should make for a tasty dinner. The playground has a bunch of fun things for the children to play on and work off that excess energy. Nature lovers will enjoy the large population of wild birds and plants protected in the park. As you walk along the paths there are very interesting natural benches to sit and relax as you walk along the many paths in the park. There are several rest rooms very conveniently located throughout the park. The Park grounds and restrooms are always well maintained, keep very clean and safe. Parking is fabulous with huge paved parking lots and being almost hidden the Park is never crowed. All in all, a great place to bring the family for a day to enjoy the outdoors with the weather getting better every day.
Written 26 October 2017
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ERIC S
St. Petersburg, FL326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
I discovered this free Pinellas County park by accident in conjunction with a visit to the Suncoast Primate Sanctury in Palm Harbor. The two attractions can easily be combined for a nice day trip. The spring is quite beautiful and accessible with a nice boardwalk. At one time it was a major Florida tourist attraction with a bathhouse and swimming area. All that is now gone but the spring has been preserved as a public park. There is ample parking, picnic tables, a childrens area and rest rooms. Unfortunately, most of the park roads and trails were fenced off due to the construction of a replacement observation tower. I am anxious to return when everything is reopened.
Written 27 April 2015
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