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Palm Harbor Florida - Wall Springs Park - A Great Place to Spend a Day

Pinellas County Parks, Green Space and Fun Things to Do

 Palm Harbor Florida - Recently my family along with some friends took our kids to Wall Springs Park for the day. It's a great place to hike, bike, fish, bird watch, relax and just have a great time. This is one of Pinellas County's best kept secrets just of Alt 19 before you get to Tarpon Springs. It extends out to the coast through the thick mangroves that offer a real look at Natural Florida. 

The Park is also located along the Pinellas Trail. I took quite a few pictures to give you a sneek peak at this special place - however there's nothing like seeing it in person. Pinellas County acquired Wall Springs in 1988 with the initial purchase of 63 acres which included the Spring and surrounding area - Here's an up-close  look at Wall Springs Park.   

Wall Springs Park - Quite a Local History

In 1927 the Wall family sold it to the Davis family that changed the name from Wall Springs to Health Springs - where they marketed and extolled the health benefits of these waters. Mr. Harry Davis also spread the myth that Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon discovered this spring.

Mr. Davis eventually sold the property to the Cullen family of Palm Harbor in 1949.  The Cullen family changed the name back to Wall Springs and operated it as a commercial recreational facility. They added many amenities like horseshoes, volleyball, hiking paths, picnic shelters and more.

Back in the 1950's this Spring was the site of a freshwater beach where tourists enjoyed lounging and bathing in these pristine waters.  Tourists enjoy Wall Springs in the 1950s

Eventually in 1966 the Cullen family closed the facility due to high insurance premiums and liabilities. which left the door open for Pinellas County to acquire Wall Springs in 1988.     

August 20, 2005 the park was officially opened to the public through the use of Penny for Pinellas taxes  - after developing fishing piers, observation decks, playground and restrooms for visitors to enjoy this piece of Pinellas Paradise.

If you are looking for information on buying Pinellas County Real Estate give me a call at (727) 710-8035 - It's a great place to live with lots of green space and great things to do. 

2008 Copyright All rights reserved by Cyndee Haydon, Clearwater Real Estate Agent specializing in Pinellas County Waterfront Homes and Condos for Sale

Comment balloon 12 commentsCyndee Haydon • September 26 2008 11:17PM

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Hi Cyndee,

Loved this post. Wall Springs Park looks like a great place to enjoy the outdoors for the whole family. I love parks myself.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) about 10 years ago

This was a terrific overview of this park, Cyndee. I expect you fins what I often do, that buyers are looking for nearby parks and greenspace. knowing where to find it, or that it is nearby, is of temendous value. Loved the photos.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) about 10 years ago

Thanks Lynda - one of the things I love about living in Pinellas County is that even though we are a built out county we have perserved so much green space and blue waterways for everyone to enjoy - it's one of the things I believe makes it a great place to live. Thanks for your kind words!     

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Jeff - our green space is such a huge part of our quality of life here. You can bike on our trails from one end of the county to the other and we have preserved so much open space - we use our 1 cent extra sales tax to support projects like this that benefit everyone through Penny for Pinellas.  Thanks for stopping by - I know you'd love it here!!    

Posted by Cyndee Haydon, 727-710-8035 Clearwater, Beach Short Sales Luxury Condos &Homes (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 10 years ago

Don't ya love rock you? I do and I really like the music but too many comments on copyright so I stopped. I like that format, I'll have to try it. Sounds and looks like a great place to visit.

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) about 10 years ago

Cyndee,
What an excellent slideshow showcasing the area and providing a preview for visitors.  Looks like an area I'd really enjoy visiting.

Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 10 years ago

That circle slide thingie is the COOLEST!  Beautiful pictures Cyndee

Posted by Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196 (Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196) about 10 years ago

Cyndee, great use of the Slide Video tool!  Enjoyed meeting you at Unchained Orlando!  I'm flmortgagepro on twitter.. will look for you there!  Great to meet another FL Real Estate professional!  :) 

Kevin Sandridge

Posted by Kevin Sandridge, Winter Haven Mortgage Broker (Signature Home Funding) almost 10 years ago

Hi Cyndee! Being one of the top Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agents, your presentation for your area will make it very convenient for many interested homebuyers learn more about the area. Thanks for sharing this!

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) about 7 years ago

Hi Cyndee,what an excellent presentation.I love the slide video tool.I'm sure this presentation will give interested buyers an opportunity to get to know more about your area.Keep it up being an Amazing Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agent.

 

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (www.LiveWorkSiliconBeach.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 6 years ago

Cyndee,this is an excellent post to everyone who loves to go and relax.I think Wall Springs Park looks like an awesome place to bond more with your family and friends.Thanks for this localism.Best of luck and Stay number one Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agent.


Posted by Jayne Clement, Los Angeles Short Sale Agents (Keller Williams Realty) over 6 years ago

Cyndee,what a great place.I wouldn't mind staying there for a long time.Thanks for this wonderful share.Just dropping by to wish you the best on your career and stay an amazing Clearwater Beach Short Sale Agent.

 

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 6 years ago

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