Exploring Largo Central Park Nature Preserve


Many of us are on the lookout for methods to stay lively whereas additionally staying a protected distance away from others. That’s why Sarah Phinney began ‘Sarah’s Walking Club’ to spotlight some hidden, and a few not so hidden, trails and parks throughout Tampa Bay.

Members of Sarah’s Walking Club have been flocking to Largo Central Park Nature Preserve over the previous few months. Find out why!

Where is it?

Largo Central Park Nature Preserve is tucked away, south of East Bay Drive. The deal with is:

150 Highland Ave N
Largo, FL 33770

It can typically be confused with Largo Central Park, situated west of the protect.

What’s there?

Largo Central Park Nature Preserve stretches simply over 30 acres. There are boardwalks and a 3/4 mile paved path.

One of the preferred areas is the boardwalk across the three acre lake. A pregnant alligator drew guests to the park lately.

“She was sitting in one specific spot right off the boardwalk for about three months and now that the baby gators have hatched, she’s still there, but she’s out hunting,” mentioned Taylor Kahns, Largo Central Park Nature Preserve Supervisor. “She’s got a lot weight she’s gotta put back on.”

The protect can also be standard for birding, particularly through the fall and spring migrations.

“It’s a major stopping point on the Audubon trail,” he mentioned.

By the best way, fishing is now allowed on the park due to environmental causes.

Visitors will even discover boardwalks by way of a wetlands space, in addition to a two story statement tower.

Additionally, a much lengthy kayak and canoe route begins on the protect.

“You can get from our bank here, all the way out to the intracoastal,” mentioned Kahns. “You can make it out to the bay and back. It’s roughly a day trip, depending on how fast you want to go.”

An necessary reminder

Khans need guests to keep in mind that feeding wildlife will not be permitted. It may be particularly troublesome with alligators and otters. Kahns warns that educating an affiliation between individuals and meals can have harmful penalties.

“These animals are in their normal, natural environment, they are more than capable of fending for themselves,” he mentioned. “They do not need your help.”

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