John Chestnut Senior Park

This park is home to various wildlife including raccoons, alligators, various waterfowl, hawks, vultures, tortoises/turtles, and more. This provides many pleasant hours for nature enthusiasts and families.  Lake Tarpon, immediately adjacent, is five miles long and one mile wide, generally 8-12 feet deep. Lake Tarpon can accommodate boats with combustion engines. Additionally, the canoe trail is a landlocked waterway connected to an interior lake but can only accommodate non-combustion engines. The Peggy Park Trail features a self-guided nature trail. The elevated boardwalk runs along the boat ramp, leading to an elevated lookout tower for a scenic overview of Lake Tarpon.  

For those who prefer sports, the park has a softball field—bring your own equipment. There are three nature trails, each approximately 3,000 feet in length. The North Trail begins at Shelter #10, running through a cypress swamp to the one-way canoe trail.

 

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