Chilling Out At Wall Springs Park

Chilling Out At Wall Springs Park 

Posted: 2:12 pm Monday, September 19th, 2016

By Ann Kelly

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View from the boardwalk

View from the boardwalk

Water so clear you can see the multitude of fish, but there’s no fishing allowed. Water at a constant temperature from the freshwater spring and wildlife everywhere. And it’s all just right off Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor. On my time off this time around it’s all about good food like Magical Dining, the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and as many parksand beaches as I can find. This time it’s Wall Springs Park, named for the Wall family who owned it going back to 1883. It’s a gentle piece of paradise that was once a “health spa” when Charles Wall sold it to Harry Davis in 1927. It is now owned by Pinellas County who started buying the land in 1988 and is now protected as yet another wonderful natural resource.

When you go on the boardwalk that surrounds the Spring you can look straight down into water clear as glass. So clear you can count the fish and watch as the current bubbles up from the Spring at a constant temperature of 74 degrees. I felt cooler just being there despite the actual temp of 90. It’s very easy to lose track of time when you take a seat and just enjoy the view. I did, and it’s an excellent Ann-Venture.

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