PALM HARBOR, Fla. (WFLA) – School is closed for the summer and if you’re looking for your next family adventure, check out Wall Springs Park in Pinellas County.
Located in Palm Harbor, the 210-acre park includes a natural spring that was used as a spa/bathing area for decades up until the approximately 1960’s.
“It was called Health Springs,” said Pinellas County Park ranger Andrew Tullo. “It was apparently supposed to help with blood pressure problems, heart problems and inflammation.”
While swimming in the water is no longer permitted today, there are many aspects of the park that families can explore.
A boardwalk offers views of the spring water and wildlife such as turtles, birds, ducks, and snakes.
A lookout tower also gives visitors a view of the Gulf of Mexico.
The park also has picnic areas, a playground, and an on-site butterfly garden.
Wall Springs fishing piers are currently closed for renovations. Park officials said the piers should reopen to the public in a week and a half.
Wall Springs Park is open to the public daily from 7am to 8:30pm. For more information about the park, go to Pinellas County website.