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Edward Medard Regional Park, Plant City

(4.3/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Located on what was once a phosphate mining site, the Park offers unique topography with elevation changes that have become very popular for children’s play. A 3-mile trail that is accessible (dry) most of the year offers equestrians and hikers a pleasant trip through pine flatwoods and hardwood hammocks.

The park's main attraction is a 700-acre reservoir used for canoeing, boating and fishing. The boat launch offers boaters a number of boat slips with plenty of docks.

For overnight stays, the Park has 40 slot style campsites to accommodate both RV and primitive camping, including 2 group sites. All campsites are full service, each providing a picnic table, 30 amp electrical hook-ups, a fire ring, water and valet roadside trash service. Public restrooms with showers and an RV dump station are also available.

Edward Medard Park also offers 14 picnic shelters each with 1 grill, a boardwalk, a playground, conoe & kayak rentals, floating dock, 2 beach volleyball courts and an observation platform overlooking the reservoir.

Unique to Edward Medard Park is a new disc golf course. Although the course has not yet been dedicated, and staff are adding finishing touches, the course is now open to the public. Disc golf is similar in objective to traditional golf; the goal is to complete each hole with the fewest attempts. In this game, however, players throw specially made plastic flying discs at above ground targets instead of using clubs to direct balls to holes in the ground!

*To view reviews of the disc golf course visit the link below*

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/reviews.php?id=4568&mode=rev#36863

Hours: Spring/Summer 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Fall/Winter 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fees:

- Entry: $2 per vehicle carrying up to eight people and $1 each additional person

- Boat Launch: $5 per boat trailer

- Annual Pass: $50 individual, $100 family *Click link below for Annual Pass Form*

http://www.hillsboroughcounty.org/parks/resources/forms/AnnualPass.pdf

- Shelter Rental: $40/day, small shelter; $70/day, medium shelter

- Campsites: $24 per night, $18 per night for seniors

- Camping is on a first come, first served basis; Reservations are not accepted. *Campers must register with the office before taking a campsite*

- Conoe & Kayay Rentals - $25 for 4 hours

Activities & Features: Bird watching, Voleyball, Boardwalk, Overlook, Disc Golf, Equestrian Trail, Hiking, Nature Study, Picnic Area, Playground, Unique topography.
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  • Wonderful view of Birds and wild life. Good fishing. Great place for kids in the pay area and for parties. Boat ramp and close to gas and food. Nice shaded areas for your next event  more »
  • This is a great place for picnics family gathering and fishing something for everyone hiking trails kids can run and play not very expensive great outdoors  more »
  • I don't think so you can spend dedicated time to visit this place, if you are passing by from there and you want to spend some time then its ok but not good for special visit  more »
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  • I've been going here since I was young. It's a huge part of my childhood! Amazing hills with visible tree roots are iconic, great disc golf course, nice boardwalk where I always see alligators and birds, really beautiful place to take nature photos and there are a couple little trails where you can get some alone time and quiet with nature. Highly recommend!!!
  • It's a nice park but when you have to pay 75$ to reserve an already public funded facility is ridiculous. I grew up in the area most my life and it is appalling to pay that amount. 25$ maybe plus the parking per guest of my party should be suffice. I am a tax payer and public park no longer applies when you have to pay entrance, and rental to insure a shelter. First come first serve should apply always unless it's a huge corporate event. But not for general hills borough county resident.
  • Great park for families. Pay a small fee at the guard shack per vehicle (I think $2) then you are free to roam. The first area to stop on the left has a lot of shelters and a couple playgrounds. Cross that area and walk across the field to. Enter the wooded area where you will be amazed at the exposed root system of the trees on the hillside. I've seen park our groups here a few times. Looks like it's their version of a play ground. Follow the road along a little further to find a couple other areas with shelter houses and right before you enter the camping area you can walk along a boardwalk across the reservoir (look at all the alligators!) to a lookout tower. Pets welcome as long as they are on a leash. Oh and funny forget to play a round of Frisbee golf. But make sure to pick up your trash and don't litter! A few spots we found dumped water bottles and other trash. Close to sunset watch all the photographers come out with the families. Great place for light and backgrounds for photoshoots.
  • The park is very nice. Open, pleasant. Nice to ride bikes and went to the boardwalk every day. The campground, take notice, ask to go in and look at whats open. The sites in the first cpmg are more spacious and appear nicer. The second cpmg are small in size and right on top of each other. There are sites that are almost impossible to back into. The bathroom facilities looked clean and good would stay again.
  • Talk about a place you can get away from all!!! Even better, spend 2 days in one of the camping areas! My last time was in October 2013, and we are planning on going again, probably this month. Personnel are helpful and considerate and the area is super well maintained.