We asked Plant City: What is your favorite park to visit within an hour’s drive from Plant City and why?
Circle B Bar Reserve and Sawgrass Lake Park
So many options. Bonnet Park is great for getting exercise in and everything being spread out. Common ground has zero shade and is super hot during the summer, but tons of fun for the kids. Lake Parker is probably the best one around in my opinion…plenty of playground area, plenty of shade, and plenty of fields and walking trails.
I’m partial to Rowena Mays Park.
Common ground! So big and so much to do!
Candice Phillips LeClerc
Blackwater Creek and Lower Green Swamp for starters…because they are a chance to get away from the over developed, busy parts of Florida and see the real beauty of old Florida.
Shirley M Steele
Well I do hope Plant City builds a park and a splash pad with population growth it’s needed for local residents.
Bonnet Springs, it’s huge, beautifully kept up, and fun for all ages.
Anna Osborne Price
Hillsborough State Park.
Claire Geaneas Anderson
Tear down the fountain that no one goes to and put in a splash pad park and realign Wheeler Street by the fountain.
So many great places. It depends on what you want to do. Lower Green Swamp has nice grass trails with lots of birds, Circle B Bar has all sorts of water birds and gators, Medard Park has some interesting geological features and lots of wading birds (also one spot has tons of vultures), Alderman’s Ford has nice paved trails that are good for bikes and nice shelters, Lettuce Lake has paved trails and a boardwalk that will take you out by the river to see gators and birds. If you want something more secluded with fewer amenities, there are tons of preservers. My favorite is Triple Creek Nature Preserve.
Edward Medard. The family loves the canyons and nature. It is beautiful there.
Linda King Laffey
Mary Holland Park in Bartow. There’s something for everyone and it’s not as packed now that there are other big popular parks.
CCS Home Inspections
I recently visited and hit the skate park at Mike Sanson. Wish they build it in the 90’s. We’d get kicked out of any where for skating. Especially the square.