A fantastic park located on the Pinellas Trail in Palm Harbor, Florida. One of the best parks you will find anywhere.
Pinellas County Trail
The Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail is a 47 mile linear park and recreation trail currently extending from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs and is a multi-use trail everyone can enjoy. The Trail, created along an abandoned railroad corridor, provides a unique, protected greenspace for walking, jogging, skating and biking. Pinellas County Parks & Conservation Resources is responsible for the Trails maintenance and operating costs.
Walls Springs Park is just one stop on this trail.
The fun continues in the park with a covered, barrier-free playground.
Grab your Site
There are numerous first come first serve event shelters for your use. Some are located right next to the water and fishing piers while others are uniquely positioned in serene locations off the trail.
Can you see the outline of the ladies head? The springs have changed many owner hands over the years and has had many uses.
The spring and adjoining pond were used as a spa & bathing area from the turn of the 20th century until the mid 1960's. The flow varies from zero during drought to more than 7400 gallons per minute. The spring releases into the neighboring ponds and ultimately the Gulf of Mexico nearly 2.4 gallons on an average day.
The spring became known as "Wall Springs" during ownership by the Wall family. Once the property was sold to the Davis family the spring became known as "Health Springs" and was used as a health spa. When the property was purchased by the Cullen Family on February 6, 1948 the spring name changed back to "Wall Springs" and the area was used as a recreational area until the mid - 1960's.
A historical, natural spring, once used as a spa and bathing area, complete with a viewing area, boardwalk and information display serves as the centerpiece of this 210 acre park that is connected to the Pinellas Trail.
The Large Pond
Very serene area of the park and filled with fish. Many of the area birds and other wildlife make this their home.
Covered picnic shelters
As with most parks in Pinellas County there are impeccably maintained walking trails and picnic shelters. The areas are first come first serve and are great for special events.
These fish are plentiful in the area and can be seen traveling in schools.
Squirrels play on the walk paths
Adundance of wildlife. You never know what your going to see,
Fishing opportunities are endless at the park.
Wood plank walkways
Many wood walkways take you through the mangroves and lead to fishing platforms.
New observation tower
This is the new observation tower constructed recently. At the top of the tower you can see for miles and enjoy breathtaking views of evening sunsets.
The wooden walkways.
Many of these wooden walkways meander through the mangroves and end at scenic stops overlooking the surrounding waterways. You will see a varied array of wildlife.
You never know what you might catch. Snook, redfish, trout are all possibilities.
Sit down and relax
Your on vacation, sit down and just soak in the natural beauty.
There are no less than six fishing piers located throughout the park.
This pier is facing West and is a great spot for watching sunsets, catching a cool breeze or just waiting for that huge snook or redfish to bite.
A number of these benches dot the park and are made from large irregular blocks of Florida oak trees.
Paved Walking Trails
The paved walking trails are popular for walking, roller blading, bicycling and strolling.
White Ibis can be seen sticking their long beaks into the ground searching for food along the trail. These birds usually travel in flocks, but this one is just walking along with me.
Wall Springs Park
This informative map gives you a guided tour of the park, its trails, and amenities.