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Ballast Point Park, Tampa

4.6
#11 of 34 in Parks in Tampa
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4.6
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  • My wife and I were exploring in the area am came across the Ballast park. Nice place with beautiful views of downtown Tampa and Bayshore Boulevard.  more »
  • About 15-20 minute drive from downtown in really nice area of tampa. Great views of downtown from the end of the pier.  more »
  • Well ordered and maintained walkways lead to a long pier which takes you over the water to freshen up with the calming breezes off the bay and to view the Tampa skyline.  more »
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  • This is a good spot in Tampa. It is one of my favorite place to go. You will see the downtown Tampa for there. You can go fishing and spending a good time with family. They also provide a nice play area and free parking. If you get hungry, they have a little nice restaurant right next to the water. It’s super nice to go!! Check it out guys
  • Beautiful place to stop and enjoy the bay while running. Awesome place to bring the kids fishing. You can catch many different fish by using shrimp, squid or live green backs. Keep your eyes peeled and you’ll occasionally see some tarpon rolling around the pier. Wonderful restaurant to eat at the beginning of the pier as well!
  • Moments of time to enjoy the cooler time of day. Ballast Point Park is a fantastic park to walk through, watch the wild life, fish off the pier, sit on a porch swing over looking the bay, picnic at picnic tables scattered throughout the shaded areas of the park. Cool off at the splash pad; climb, slide, crawl, and swing at age appropriate playground areas for that pent up energy of the little ones. Restroom facilities available. Parking available. Across the street from an equestrian training campus. A short walk through the residential area with lead you right to bay shore blvd to walk right beside the bay. Surely a place to visit.
  • I can't believe I have never been there before. Everyone needs to know about this place. The park is adorable with a little water park for children. The pier is breathtaking overlooking the city of Tampa. We saw dolphins and sting rays and enjoyed taking to people who were fishing. We relaxed on the pier for about 25 minutes then went to have some of the best ice cream ever. I can't wait for my next trip to Tampa to go to this park again. In addition, the parking is free and it's also free to walk on the pier. I loved this place!!!!!!
  • Fun for free! We enjoyed the water Jets and the playground area. My only critic is that there's no shades on the playground area and the slides get too hot to enjoy. Other than that I would definitely recommend this place. My kids had fun.
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