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Picnic Island Park, Tampa

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  • Its a nice park but the bathrooms were out of service and there was garbage all over the grounds. Pretty view.  more »
  • Quiet park situated in the eastern part of the Tampa Peninsula, opposite the calmer part of the Bay, providing a good interaction with nature and the sea.
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  • Picnic Island Park is nice to stretch out and walk while traveling and to have a picnic and feed the birds.  more »
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  • If the bay is calm, you can kayak about a mile or less out from here there is a reef. also grouper if you fish the ship channel. many tarpon under gandy bridge at the right time of year.
  • Nice to see they are repairing the pavilions. Nice place to cook out but we brought our own grill. The large grills provided are good for large groups but too big for just 2 people. They also got the little dock repaired. Fun to play disc golf here.
  • Cool hidden side beach/ dog park. However, the water is pretty murky & nats are bad.
  • DO NOT GO HERE!!! Okay....I had high hopes for this, especially after looking at it on a map and seeing that it was closer to the actual gulf than other options. Got here and had to drive to find the actual dog friendly beach (its right next to the fishing pier and boat launch ramp). Finally got to the dog beach area....not too bad but a ton of grass and then some mediocre sand. "How can sand be mediocre?" you might ask....well...it was rocky and incredibly dirty. Seaweed and leaf debris and dog poop everywhere. The people were friendly but that's kind of a dog owner thing not an attribute of the park. So we get in the water, my 7 year old goes in with me and instantly we realize that the sand in the water is COVERED in razor sharp rocks and shells. My son went a little bit on and sliced his foot wide open on a rock. He HAD SHOES ON. So if the rocks/shells are sharp enough to cut him through his shoes....what would they do to a dog's paw?? We are now sitting in the emergency room waiting to be seen about whether he needs stitches. I urge you not to take your pup here if he/she wants to play in the water.
  • The beach area isn't anything to boast of. It's kinda dirty and not something you'd want your kids to play in. But the surrounding area is nice! There are quite a few shelters and it's pretty quiet. You also catch a nice view of downtown St Pete, the bay, and a pretty sunset if you're lucky!
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