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Eureka Springs Park

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Dec 2017
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Revisit? C
Birding C
Wildlife D
Summer Heat B
Terrain A
Fun Hike C
Maintained B
Mosquitos C
Biting Files A
Ticks A
 LOCATION: Accuracy: Read me
Map On Big Map: Click map (or on google maps). Address: 6400 Eureka Springs Rd, Tampa, FL, Hillsborough, USA, 33610
OFFICIAL INFO:

1) What It's Like

It's a 31 acre park filled with sidewalks and boardwalks. Mostly seems like it goes through cypress forests and some natural looking botanical gardens mixed. It seems the gardens have merged into just natural plants to a degree. But I'm not a botanist - maybe every inch of this place is precious rare plants. I'm unclear as to whether there are really springs here now - I know some of what was flowing here have stopped. The little creek might be spring fed but it's not blue water or anything dramatic like that.

2) Kinds of Birds

Peacocks outside the park wandering around. We didn't see a ton of birds - it's not much wilderness and not connected to much more wilderness.


3) Wildlife

Squirrels.


4) Amenities

Bathrooms, nice walkways.

5) Time Requirements

Might want to give it an hour.

Experience

In the 1930s a botanist/traveler created a park of tropical plants and a fish farm and in the 1960s he gave it to the county who have this park now. It's nice but it seems like it's slowly converting back to mostly non-tended plants. There's a boardwalk that to my eye was just cypress but apparently there are tupello and maple in there. There are no springs visible in any impressive way. The neighborhood around here has wandering peacocks. So it's pleasant but don't expect a theme park.

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