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John S. Taylor Park

Located in Largo, Taylor Park consists of 156.5 acres, including a 53-acre freshwater lake with excellent fishing. Small boats can be launched from a concrete boat ramp.

This park was named in honor of John S. Taylor. A staunch supporter of Pinellas County’s independence from Hillsborough, Mr. Taylor ironically served as a Hillsborough County State Representative from 1905 until defeated in 1910 for his stand on creating a separate Pinellas. As a lobbyist attending the 1911 session of the legislature, he successfully assisted the effort for Pinellas independence in 1912.

Its facilities include group picnic shelters, playground equipment, and restrooms. It also offers a softball diamond and a large, open playing field which are very popular with the local residents and children. A 1.8-mile running/exercise trail was added in May 1982. In late 1990, access to the nearby Pinellas Trail was completed.

John S. Taylor Park
1100 8th Avenue SW,
Largo, FL 33770
Phone 727.588.4847