This beauty of a park has picnic spots, a playground, hiking trails, biking trails, and a paved path over a mile long with signs along it placed to show the relative distances of the planets from the sun. This is quite possibly the best park I have so far been to in Florida. It is my new favorite. There were stunningly beautiful zones of thin trees that let in much sunlight. In other places the brush was thicker, creating semi-secluded areas. The ground was soft and covered in crushed pine needles in most places. One spot to the side of the trail had pine needles piled up so thick that they made a sort of crunchy mattress. There were also places of white sand. Live oaks are common. I saw gopher tortoises, armadillos, and a small snake.
10500 Wilderness Park Blvd, New Port Richey, Florida
Written by Daniel Noe, WayOutLife.com
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